In today’s episode, we start with a review and discussion of the film The End of the Line, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans. This film will be screened on Wednesday, July 20th at 7:30pm in Vancouver as part of the Focus on Food Film Festival. Admission is free.
Nadia Masoudi, activist and filmmaker, Animal Freedom Day and the film Don’t Eat Me
For our first guest, we have Nadia Masoudi on the show, who is a 19 year old filmmaker and animal activist from Hamilton, Ontario. We had her on the show last year to tell us about her amazing activist efforts, which involved organizing the very first annual global Animal Freedom Day and producing a documentary film about current animal issues called Don’t Eat Me, which is debuting this month! A year later, we have brought her back on the show to get an update on how this vibrant young activist has been doing since last year and to find out about the 2nd annual Animal Freedom Day, to take place this July 23rd and 24th, and to learn more about her soon-to-be-released film.
The mission of Animal Freedom Day is:
- To raise awareness of the abuses that come from factory farming.
- To globally promote animal rights and veganism and for individuals to refrain from eating meat, poulty, fish/seafood and animal by-products.
- To educate people worldwide on how to love and respect all animals and wildlife.
- To create and ensure the passage of legislation for world governments of all levels to halt the advertisements of raw flesh/meat as marketing images for commercial producers.
- To end hunger famine – 1.4 billion people will be fed by a plant-based diet.
- To prevent illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.
- To reverse Obesity – Promoting healthy eating through a vegan diet.
- To save the environment by reducing factory farming.
Here is an recent article published by Nadia in the Vancouver Straight.com online newspaper, called “We Will Eventually Be A Meat-free Society”.
And here is a fantastic video of Nadia appearing on the national television show eTalk to promote her endeavours:
Charles Clover, The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat
Our feature interview is with Charles Clover, journalist and author, with a weekly column about environmental matters in the London Sunday Times. His book “The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat”, has been described as the definitive book on overfishing. It won the Guild of Food Writers’ Derek Cooper Award for investigative food writing, an Andre Simon award for food writing and the Zoological Society of London’s BIOSIS award for communicating zoology. Charles also plays a key role in the presentation of the documentary film of the same name (The End of the Line) and based on his book, and it’s the world’s first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing.
You can view The End of the Line film trailer, which gives you a taste of the drastic global crisis of overfishing, here:
Closing Song: Dead and Gone (Overfishing Remix)
We close the show with this creative overfishing-themed remix of Justin Timberlake’s original “Dead and Gone” song, by A.L. featuring Cal Crew. See the accompanying music video here!