(USA | 2014 | 62 min | Dir: Philip Waller)
– SA Premiere –
Cape Town | Tuesday 31 March | 6.15pm *** Buy tickets now or call 021 424 5927 ***
Johannesburg | Wednesday 1 April | 7.30pm *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***
Extinction Soup follows documentary filmmaker Philip Waller on his quest for adventure as he sets out to tell the story of his larger-than-life friend & extreme sports legend, Jimmy Hall. The film quickly takes a surprise turn when Waller finds himself consumed with exposing an environmental catastrophe in the making – the extinction of the oceans’ shark population through the mass slaughter of these magnificent animals for their fins. Waller documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl as she fights to educate lawmakers & help pass ground-breaking legislation that will curb the consumption of shark fin soup, the impetus behind 70 million sharks being killed per year.
Official website: www.extinctionsoupmovie.com
Stefanie Brendl, the director of photography and executive producer of Extinction Soup will be joining us as a guest of the festival all the way from Hawaii! Stefanie will be at the Cape Town and Johannesburg screenings of the film and will participate in a Q&A session after each screening.