BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

The Last Catch

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Der Letzte Fang
Tyskland / 2012 / 1 t. 25 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Raphael Scanapiecco, Roberto Mielgo, Roger del Ponte
DIRECTOR:
Markus C.M Schmidt
WRITER:
Markus C.M Schmidt
PRODUCER:
Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
For tuna favours the bold

Few species of fish are as sought-after as tuna, and in a globalized world, this results in both ludicrous prices and an ecologically non-sustainable overfishing. In THE LAST CATCH we are treated to a bleak view of the situation. The tuna stock is in danger of total collapse, the ramifications of which are incalculable. Yet, fishermen all over the world go after the spawning fish, in order to service their debts. The situation is near a point of crisis, but in a so profitable business, no one is willing to back down.

 

Shown in 2013

Markus C.M Schmidt

MARKUS C.M SCHMIDT is a German director of documentaries. His portrait of Holocaust-survivors is a part of the permanent exhibition at the Sachsenhausen-memorial. Later he has immersed himself with other social issues.