Friday, February 5, 2010

SFT & SFBoston present "The End of the Line" this Sunday

Slow Food Tufts & Slow Food Boston are proud to present "The End of the Line," as part of SFB's 3rd annual film series, this Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3:30 pm. 

Grilling beautiful tuna steaks. The ubiquitous shrimp cocktail. Polluted fish farms. Mercury. Omega 3 fatty acids. Fishing quotas. Ouch - purchasing & consuming seafood has never been so rife with conflict as it is now. Well, we're trying to help - the next film in our 3rd Annual Winter Film Series might, if we're lucky, provide more insight.

This somewhat unnerving documentary The End of the Line explores issues like those above in what the LA Times called a "...crisp, informative and convincing way..." The NY Times says, despite some flaws, that it "...subverts our ancient faith in the ocean as an inexhaustible resource, offering a persuasive case that the major species of edible fish are headed for extinction."

Join us for this in-depth look at current research and thoughts on our oceans, the fish that populate them and the people whose livelihoods depend on them. Oh, not to mention the effects all of it has on those of us on the other end of the chain: the consumers!

Our post-film panel includes founder of 'Teach a Man to Fish,' writer Jacqueline Church, director ofconservation at the New England Aquarium Heather Tausig and activist Niaz Dorry, who works with groups such as Cape Ann Fresh Catch and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. They will help us learn about issues facing the New England coastline, our local fishing industries and the mouths that depend on th


Please do join us and our co-sponsor, Slow Food Boston, for this eye-opening and thought-provoking film. Cost is $5, payable at the door by cash or check.

Posner Hall at Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition is located at 200 Harrison Avenue, off

 of Kneeland Street. It is close to Chinatown, the Theater district and the New England Medical Center.

Closest public transport options are the Orange Line NE Medical Center stop, Silver Line SL4 & SL5 stop on Washington St @ the Medical Center, as well as the Green Line Boylston St stop. South Station is also in the vicinity. Street parking is limited in the area, but there are garages on Washington Street.

A Google map of the area can be found HERE.