*Green Film Festival (Seoul, South Korea)
* Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) (Iceland)
* Food Film festival (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
* Oxdox (Oxford, UK)
* Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of lives (Bologna, Italy)
* Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (Poland)
* Green Film Festival Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
* Film and Cook (Barcelona, Spain)
* Melbourne Environmental Film Festival (Australia)
* Sea First Foundation (Duffel, Belgium)
* Baikal International Festival of Documentary, poplar science and educational films (Irkutsk, Russia)
* Camera Japan Festival (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
* Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival (São Paulo, Brazil)
* BLUE Ocean Film Festival (Tampa, USA)
* Abu Dhabi International Environmental Film Festival (AIEFF) (UAE)
* Brasília International Film Festival (Brazil)
* Fish Film Festival (İstanbul, Turkey)

* Special Jury Prize Seattle Film Festival
* Audience Award - SF Green Film Festival

Sushi: The Global Catch

Category |Environment, Food, Human Interest, Social Issues
Year | 2011
Country | USA
Running time | 75’ & 60'
Format | HD
Production | Cactus Three, Sakana Film Productions LLC
Director | Mark S Hall

For many, sushi is the most iconic Japanese cultural export and the epitome of the country’s cuisine. And yet, with wild fish stocks coming under increasing commercial pressures, what does the future hold for your favorite sushi bar? This film explores the history, future, and problems of this popular cuisine.

From its humble beginnings as simple street food, sushi has exploded into an international phenomenon in just over 30 years, with restaurants cropping up in even the smallest towns worldwide.

Hall interviews sushi masters, gaining insight into the long, seven-year apprenticeships undergone by aspiring chefs, and the specialized, traditionally made knives used throughout the trade. But the world’s growing taste for raw fish has costs few imagine: Will the worldwide hunger for sushi continue to grow until wild fish vanish, or will new technology like aquaculture keep plates full?

Can sustainable restaurants satisfy consumers, or will competition for declining high quality resources drive prices so high that only the elite will be able to afford it? Meticulous in its examination, Sushi: The Global Catch is a fascinating investigation into the cultural and economic impacts of this iconic cuisine.

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