Seaspiracy – The Netflix Documentary That Has Everybody Talking
"I'm not ashamed to say I just sat and cried"
It’s very likely that over the weekend you saw people posting about the latest ‘must watch’ Netflix documentary, ‘Seaspiracy’. The documentary which highlights the hugely damaging effect the global fishing industry is having on marine life, the hour and a half long doc is quickly gaining traction among viewers, and for good reason.
The show features interviews of people from the marine conservation organisation Sea Shepherd, along with journalists and environmentalists.
The official synopsis reads:
“From the co-creator who brought you the groundbreaking documentary Cowspiracy comes Seaspiracy, a follow up that illuminates alarming – and not widely known – truths about the widespread environmental destruction to our oceans caused by human behaviour.”
“Filmmaker Ali Tabrizi initially set out to celebrate his beloved ocean, but instead found himself examining the harm that humans inflict upon the vulnerable seas.”
“From plastics and fishing gear polluting the waters, to the irreparable damage of bottom trawling and by-catch, to illegal fishing and devastating hunting practices, humanity is wreaking havoc on marine life and, by extension, the entire planet.”
“What Tabrizi ultimately uncovered not only challenges notions of sustainable fishing but will shock anyone who cares about the wonders of ocean life, as well as the future of the planet and our place on it.”
Naturally, such a weighted topic is having a huge impact on viewers, with many taking to social media to share their thoughts on this ‘must watch’ documentary. If you’re not already convinced to give it a watch this evening, here’s what people have had to say on it:
I’m not ashamed to say I just sat and cried. I don’t even eat seafood and I cried! Please watch this with an open mind and be willing to challenge the societal norms that you follow when you put your fork to your mouth. Please #Seaspiracy
— Richard Dowling 🐝 (@DowlingWildlife) March 24, 2021
Maddest fact in #Seaspiracy – The deep water horizon oil spill (worst oil spill in history) saved far more fish and wildlife than it killed because fishing reduced in the months after.
— ChrisJBarr (@chrisjbarr86) March 24, 2021
— ⎕ (@khlxrie) March 25, 2021
— Muzy (@toysoldier92) March 28, 2021
I urge everyone to watch #Seaspiracy it’s absolutely shocking!😧 The methods used to catch fish across the world is sickening, not to mention what eating fish is doing to our oceans. pic.twitter.com/QGbwPmITUk
— Codie Bullen (@EnuCodie) March 28, 2021
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