Monday, March 29, 2010

The End of the Line - Film Screening


"The End of the Line" screening, discussion, and socializing
Wednesday, March 31st at 6:30PM (screening will begin at 7:00PM)
Green Spaces at 394 Broadway, NYC 5th Floor

The Brooklyn Green Team and Green Edge NYC are presenting a screening of "The End of the Line," the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans. Narrated by Ted Danson, the film examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna and other popular seafood favorites; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world without fish, which would result in mass starvation. Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048. "The End of the Line" points to solutions that are simple and doable, but political will and activism are crucial to solve this international problem.

Following the screening will be a discussion of the dangers of overfishing with experts in the field, including June Russell a Greenmarket inspector for GrowNYC.

Complimentary wine and snacks will be served and there will be an opportunity for chatting before and after the film (54 minutes - we know how people's attention spans are).

Suggested Donation: $10 in advance, $15 - if you can't swing the cost, no problem, pay what you can and we won't turn you away. Pay early or RSVP on our facebook page. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, an organization working to solve this problem.

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