In the stunning documentary Bluefin, director John Hopkins crafts a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.” Filmed in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Hopkins documents this phenomenon with breathtaking cinematography and brings the issues into sharp focus, at the heart of which lies a passionate concern for the fate of these giant fish.
About the Director
John Hopkins is a doc and TV producer, writer, and director. He has won numerous awards for his work. His film Bluefin recently won the Wildlife Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Best Atlantic Filmmakers at Lunenburg DocFest, an Official Selection at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Social Justice Competition, and Nominated for a Yorkton Golden Sheaf in the Nature and Science category. It features best selling author Carl Safina, famed National Geographic underwater Brian Skerry, leading ocean ecologist Boris Worm, and some seasoned tuna fishermen not afraid to speak their mind.
Post Film Discussions:
Jen Whyte of Taste of Craft will be leading a post-film discussion.
“This is an important story about greed and shortsightedness that are driving one of the ocean’s most magnificent animals to extinction. But bluefin tuna have surprised us in Canada, offering us a chance to save this charismatic creature if we care enough.” – David Suzuki
Winner! 2017 San Francisco International Ocean Festival Wildlife Award. Winner! Lunenberg DocFest Best Atlantic Filmmaker Award – John Hopkins, Bluefin
Accompanied by the short Film:
Kevin A. Fraser
A documentary about icebergs and the people who love them.
Every year residents of Newfoundland and Labrador look to the north with baited breath hoping the Atlantic Ocean will deliver to them a parade of ancient icebergs. Each one formed over 10,000 years ago and traveled thousands of kilometers before finally drifting into “Iceberg Alley” where they become accessible to a cast of characters who’s livelihood depends on them.