Video — 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; DTS. Digital: video file; DVD video.
When fishing guide/filmmaker Mark Titus learns why wild salmon populations plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest, he embarks on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and what might bring them back. Along the way, Titus unravels a trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy looming in Alaska, all conspiring to end the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.
Video — 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
In this cinema verite work set entirely on a groundfish trawler out of New Bedford, Mass., the filmmakers have avoided the standard equipment of interviews, analysis and explanation. A product of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard, the film offers not information but immersion in wind, water, grinding machinery and piscine agony. The brutality of fishing, as opposed to its romance, is emphasized here. The experience is often unnerving and sometimes nauseating, because of the motions of the juddering, swaying hand-held camera and also because of the distended eyes, gasping mouths and mutilated flesh of the catch. Presented without dialogue, speech is drowned out by the roar of the elements and the screech and thump of engines and hydraulic winches.
Deluxe ed. - [United States] : Docurama Films : Distributed by New Video Group, [2010?]
Video — 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sustainable fishing guide insert.
Imagine an ocean without fish. This is the future - in less than 40 years - if we do not stop, think, and act. Filmed over two years across the world, featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen, and fisheries enforcement, this film is a wake-up call to the world.
Video — 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. w/ b&w seq. ; 4 3/4 in.
Special features: Deleted scenes that take a closer look at whales, the history of Nantucket, and the whaling industry (ca.
23 min.) ; bonus reenactment footage, featuring whaling sea shanties being sung aboard the Charles W. Morgan (ca.
The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.
Video — 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Parts fantastic sea adventure, mythic saga of man versus beast, and cautionary economic and environmental tale, Ric Burns' Into the Deep is the thrilling, epic story of three centuries of whaling and the unique relationship between American whalers and the giant creatures they hunted. These mysterious, mammoth beings, both revered and reviled, fueled the expansion of the American economy.
Video — 1 videodisc (16 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"The commercial shrimping industry along the coasts of the American South is threatened by pollution, oil spills and consumer demand for less expensive foreign imports. THE SHRIMP is a meditative documentary film that follows the life, death and rebirth of one shrimp from the murky marshes of Savannah, Georgia. Beautifully etched images and a lush audio soundtrack create a rich observational work about coastal foodways, Southern culture, human folly and the interplay of natural and built environments"--Container.
Video — 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Documents the response of traditional fishing communities and rice farmers to the threat of displacement by overfishing and pollution resulting from industrial fishing practices such as use of gigantic factory ships.
Video — 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Explores the immense changes threatening marine fisheries worldwide. Examines the full extent of the global fisheries crisis and the forces that continue to push many marine fish stocks towards commercial extinction. Also documents some of the innovative work being done to restore fisheries and protect essential fish habitat.