Genius Cafe presents:
Special Movie Monday: A Fish Full Of Dollars & Interview
Monday, October 16 at 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Genius Cafe – Home to the Entrepreneur Beach Club
This is a Free Special Movie Monday!!
You’ll see the documentary “A Fish Full Of Dollars” and the special interview with Film Producer Adrienne Gittus!!
Indonesia is the number one shark fishing nation in the world. Sharks are a targeted species at the Tanjung Luar fish market in Lombok, where despite world wide trends away from shark finning, the trade persists. Manta fishing for gill rakers has also been a growing trade in recent years, and despite law changes banning their fishing in Indonesia, some fishermen consider the risks worth taking. This film addresses a global problem at a local level, investigating the impact of the worldwide massacre of sharks and rays on both the environment and the local community in Lombok.
The trade of banned species in Indonesia is a complex issue with many financial stakeholders. There is no simple solution to this problem, but shark and manta fishing must stop now if we are to preserve the environment for future generations. We must not let this be our legacy.
“A fish full of dollars” has been accepted into a number of international film festivals, and recently won the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the prestigious Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit 2016 in Florida. It has also won the Best Nature/Documentary award at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival in November 2016 and was selected as a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest.
THE FOOTAGE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN!
About Adrienne Gittus:
After 10 years of teaching diving, Adrienne found a new outlet for her love of the underwater world by capturing her surroundings in imagery, allowing her to share her passion with others. Traveling all over the world, from the Cayman Islands, to Fiji, Australia and Palau, she finally found her home in Indonesia. Working as a self taught professional cinematographer since 2011, she founded Soulwater Productions in 2015.
Adrienne established her market niche in the Gili Islands and Komodo, becoming the number one creator of diving promotional videos for a variety of operations, including high-end liveaboards. She has also supplied footage to CNN, Discovery and National Geographic.