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Sea the Truth

Title (Spanish): Sea the Truth
Title (English): Sea the Truth
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Year of Completion: 2010
Duration: 60 minutes
Format: DVD
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish

Sunday 09/09/2012 -- 7:00 PM

Punta Cana

II Muestra de Cine Medioambiental Dominicana, 5-9 de Septiembre 2012

Film SynopsisThe state of our oceans and seas is the main focus of Sea the Truth. Leading scientists such as Daniel Pauly suggest that if we continue to catch and eat fish at the current rate, the oceans and seas will be empty within 40 years. The hunt for fish is an economic monster on the run: large bottom trawlers are scraping the bottoms of the seas empty, taking with them all living things with destructive force. The massive amount of by catch is thrown back into the sea, maimed or dead.

Under the guidance of Dutch MP, Marianne Thieme, two young marine biologists Marianne van Mierlo and Barbara van Genne, are searching the world over for scientific information about the condition of our biggest ecosystems, which covers more than two thirds of our planet. Underwater photographer, Dos Winkel, shows them the beauty of marine life and the enormous threats to which it is exposed. For the documentary, the producers filmed in Newfoundland, on Bonaire, in the North Sea, the Azores and at various locations in the Netherlands. Authorities offer the solution of sustainable fishery projects while leading scientists say that every fish that is taken now, is one too many. This documentary shows that, unfortunately, there is no such thing as
“sustainable fishing.”

Film Credits:

Director: Claudine Everaert
Producer: Monique van Dijk Armor
Editing: Dennis van Kouerik
Cinematography: Gertjan Zwanikken

Director's Biography:

Claudine Everaert is a director, film and TV producer. She studied journalism and runs her own production company, Alalena Media Productions in Hilversum, The Netherlands. She worked on numerous successful TV programs for national television in The Netherlands. Claudine is the Executive Producer for Meat the Truth. Monique studied audio-visual journalism at Hogeschool Windesheim in Zwolle (The Netherlands), where she graduated in 2003 and worked at, among other places, MTV Networks, At It Productions, Endemol Netherlands and Alalena Media productions.

She worked as researcher and producer on the first film the Nicolaas G. Pierson released, Meat the Truth. Monique is also a board member and one of the founders of the film and multimedia crossover festival, Amsterdam Film experience.

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