Green Initiatives' 131st film screening is a special feature in support of June 8th, celebrated each year as World Oceans' Day. Seaspiracy is a 2021 documentary film about the environmental impact of fishing.
ABOUT THE FILM
Directed by and starring Ali Tabrizi, a British filmmaker who was also co-creator of the groundbreaking documentary, Cowspiracy, this film is a follow-up that illuminates alarming -- and not widely known -- truths about the widespread environmental destruction to our oceans caused by human behavior.
Tabrizi initially set out to celebrate his beloved ocean, but instead found himself examining the harm that humans inflict upon the vulnerable seas. From plastics and fishing gear polluting the waters to the irreparable damage of bottom trawling and by-catch, to illegal fishing and devastating hunting practices, humanity is wreaking havoc on marine life and, by extension, the entire planet.
What Tabrizi ultimately uncovered not only challenges notions of sustainable fishing but will shock anyone who cares about the wonders of ocean life, as well as the future of the planet and our place on it.
- 18:30-19:00 Registrations
- 19:00-19:15 Event introduction
- 19:15-20:15 Film screening (60-minutes, condensed)
- 20:15-21:15 Discussions with Changemakers
To register for the film scan the QR code below or visit this link (on mobile).
Shaowei Liu, CSO and Co-Founder of Haofood
Background: Professor Liu published more than 200 papers and 10 books. His research field includes food safety, pathogenic mechanism investigation of food bacteria, cereal chemistry and baking processing technology, milk and milk product, extrusion technology and new food product development, food risk assessment.
Carrie Chan, Co-Founder & CEO, Avant Meats - Creators of cell-based fish products
Background: Carrie Chan is a seasoned business leader and a passionate environmentalist with particular interest in impact of our diet on the planet. She is an expert in project delivery and has managed major real estate development from ground zero to full operation. Value of commercial partnership and contracts under her direct management is up to a hundred million US dollar.
Scott Minoie, Founder, Element Fresh - Healthy food restaurant chain with 40 restaurants throughout China
Background: Scott built his experience in the U.S. in a number of restaurants with over 25 years experience in the food & beverage industry, and with companies such as Whole Foods Market. He has successfully managed restaurant and catering businesses in the PR China since 2000. He founded Element Fresh in 2001, and since grown it into a chain of 40 restaurants in 9 Chinese cities.
Yuanfang Tang, Ocean-Inspired Jewelry Designer
Background: Yuanfang’s 3D-printed jewelry collection “Sea of Fragrance” is about a surreal fantasy in which sea animals interact with beautiful flowers. From imagination to jewelry, she hopes to guide people to see the ocean from a fresh perspective.