We are delighted to be screening Rupert Murray’s first major documentary The End of the Line from 2009. It is based on investigative journalist Charles Clover’s book of the same name where he writes about the devastating effects on ocean ecosystems by modern fishing techniques and over-consumption. Rupert Murray spent two years documenting Clover, as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who seemed to have little regard for the damage created. This screening forms part of our 2017 artistic programme exploring food and the environment.
About the director
Rupert Murray is a film director based in London. Prior to making this film, he made documentaries for Channel Four’s Cutting Edge series and made several short films including Outsiders and This Was My War.
Prior to the screening, we will be showing 1938 short film Salmon Fishing on Skye made by SEFA (Scottish Educational Film Association), who formed in 1935 in order to promote the use of educational films and other visual aids in education. A prize winner at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival 1941, the film shows beautiful early colour footage of salmon fishermen at work.
Reading List & Discussion Group
European Environment Agency, 20 October 2016
Fish to fork: a need to implement changes in the food system
The Independent, 19 January 2017
Overfishing driving dozens of species into extinction threatening African food crisis, warn experts
After the screening, you are invited to stay for our informal discussion to talk about the films over a glass of wine or beer. We will be joined by Cooking Sections artists Alon Schwabe & Daniel Fernández Pascual who we will be working with over the next three years. They will be contributing to the discussion and giving us a short insight into their work.
Booking – Our event is FREE, to book your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Delicious refreshments served before and after the screening including wine, beer, soft drinks with cheese and hams.
Please contact us if you have any specific accessible requirements.