Ali Tabrizi’s new documentary film is terrifying and shows the brutal truth about the commercial fishing industry. We urge everyone to watch the documentary, as it’s the only way we can protect our oceans and have a shot at survival.
The director blatantly exposes the cruel ways of humanity in the documentary. For some, it will be a hard digest. This documentary is honestly a public service and shows how filmmaking can be used to create awareness. In the last few years, we’ve already heard about issues concerning the sea life and how it will eventually have a deeper insult to humanity.
Tabrizi has singlehandedly devised a channel through this documentary and connected every minor and major issue. Interestingly, he never intended to shoot this docuseries.
Let’s take a look at some of the topics this documentary covers:
He started the documentary with the most essential topic: plastic. As someone who’s been a lover of dolphins and whales throughout his life, he speaks explicitly about plastic and its detrimental effect on the water animals, revealing that he personally avoids utensils, plastic bottles and straws.
He ardently tells that single-use plastic is basically a killing machine for whales, and so, he is committed to lowering its usage.
He is accompanied by his partner throughout the film, and they both discover that human beings still hunt down whales. He explains the Japanese ‘cove’ in which dolphins are literally massacred and captured – believed to be of no mercy. It’s an actual bloodbath, to be honest.
He tries to explain the messed up situation of the dolphinarium industry, revealing the cost of one dolphin. He revealed that people sell dolphins for $100,000 at least. It was the same sequence where they showed a young boy witnessing the brutal end of a whale.
Do you know that tuna is sold for $42 billion worldwide, and the Taiji fishermen are trained to kill dolphins and whales so that they wouldn’t have to complete the entire catching. The blue fin tuna is the most expensive in the market, and it’s also because it’s one of the rarest species alive – only 3% are alive.
Tabrizi soon moves on to another topic; his next stop is Shark Fin City in Hong Kong. It is aptly named, because that’s where 50% of the shark fins are exported through our port. He found time to speak with the city’s leading marine life activist Gary Stokes, and explained the significance of sharks in the ecosystem.
He also got the chance to interview an ex-military, who he was once attacked by a shark while he was on a mission, losing one of his legs and a section of his arm. Would you believe what the documentary reveals? Well, today he is one of the main advocates against shark fin consumption. He said that they’re essential for human survival and we need to stop believing that these sharks are our enemies.
Tabrizi also points out the relationship between the ocean and the climate crisis. Taking an interview of George Monbiot, he writes about this issues regularly. He reveals that we, humans, are deforesting the oceans and he also compares the situation with the Amazon rainforest. He confirms that you can’t stop climate change if you don’t protect the oceans. What is the right way to do so? Honestly, it’s quite simple: you just need to leave it on its own.
In the end, we can safely admit that the survival of the human species is dependent on the oceans. Seaspiracy is an enlightening series that exposes human hypocrisy. It gives an overview of the war with plastic and how the cruelty evident in our behavior is the actual plague that will kill us. Not all is lost, though. We still have a shot at saving this planet and, for that, we need to protect the ocean life.
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