Movie review by John Sooja, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Docu shows grim costs of commercial fishing; violence.

NR 2021 89 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 7+

Many valuable lessons

WATCH WITH KIDS. This movie has violence that parents may want to review before sharing with children. However, we live on a small island and this information, although relevant to ALL, felt acceptable for my 7 year old. There were times that we both cried and hugged during the movie. But, children will soon be the ones in charge and we want them ready to tackle the problems we face as a people. If kids watch this movie I believe we can make a huge positive difference in the world.

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age 13+

Important messages and revelations

I really enjoyed this and watched it with my husband and 13-year-old son. I think my 12-year-old would find it upsetting. The first half is general chat, with no swearing and some uncomfortable scenes of dolphins and other fish being needlessly killed. The second half of the film includes human abuse and slavery. I found this second half harder to watch, and if it hadn't been for that, I'd have probably encouraged all my children to watch it. However, I found it completely eye opening with very important messages. These include environmental damage, corruption, slavery, fish is not necessarily healthy for us to eat and much more. There are several very hard hitting statistics displayed in an easy-to-understand way, which I thought was excellent. For instance, BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster was nowhere near as devastating to marine life over 3 months, as commercial fishing is every single day. The plastic straw crackdown is like tackling deforestation by banning toothpicks. It's really good, portrayed in a factual way, without drama. I found it sad but wasn't overcome with grief. I will be avoiding fish and seafood after watching this.

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