STEALING FROM THE POOR
(c) Small Planet / Exandas Documentary Series
Directed by: Yorgos Avgeropoulos
Venue: Woodridge Neighborhood Library
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STEALING FROM THE POOR (Greece, 2011, 55 min.)
United States Premiere If you have ever asked yourself where the fish you eat comes from, you are about to learn first-hand about the huge pirate fishing industry that is committing a crime on your plate every day! The rising demand for fish in the international market has driven European and Asian fishing fleets toward the coast of West Africa. Hundreds of industrial pirate ships are fishing illegally in the territorial waters of these African nations, devastating ocean life and condemning millions of Africans to poverty and hunger. In Senegal, pirate fishing by huge industrial vessels from developed countries is depriving the inhabitants of their main source of livelihood. According to the United Nations International Food and Agricultural Organization, 75 percent of the international fish stocks are being overfished, are on the verge of collapse or have already disappeared. In Greek with English subtitles. Directed and written by Yorgos Avgeropoulos. Produced by Georgia Anagnou.
Welcome by Eric White, Adult Librarian, Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Discussion with John Briley, Communications Officer, Pew Environment Group, follows screening.
FREE. No reservations required.