Film Seaspiracy

Started by Slyk, Apr 5, 2021, in Entertainment Add to Reading List

  1. Slyk
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    Apr 5, 2021
    Anybody watch the Seaspiracy documentary on Netflix? I don't watch many documentaries, but it’s got high ratings and a decent amount of hype right now, so I decided to give it a go.

    Thoughts: it was pretty terrible. Cherry picked, told half truths, contradicted itself throughout, very one-sided, it jumped all over the place without a clear direction, the conclusion was ridiculous, etc.. Seemed like a big money grab and an individual’s search for fame.

    I couldn’t even buy into the points that I knew were valid (and there’s some serious issues with the fishing industry -- the slavery & bycatch portions were pretty disheartening), because they went about proving the truths in manipulative ways.
     
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    Haven't seen this one but I'm not surprised it's bad. Nearly every netxflix doc I've seen the past year or two has been trash and took 2 hours to give me the same basic information I already knew from reading a 750 word article on the subject.
     
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    Fishing is bad sure but lets talk about pollution and rising sea levels imo
     
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    They’re all active contributions to the ecological destruction of our planet.
     
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    Ugggghhhhhh
     
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    The fishing industry is terrible for the amount of fish it consumes and how much is wasted but how is ^that even notable compared to other industries, especially cattle etc? It's a blip.
     
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    @MovieSXN
    yeh here's your recap:
    • pollution from plastic in the ocean is terrible
    • the fish industry is terrible
    • dolphins are being killed in some areas because they're eating all of the fish that humans want to consume
    • actually, backtrack: that's not true and dolphins are being killed for other reasons (serious: they just corrected themselves while speaking over an all black cut scene and then quickly moved on from that)
    • the fishing nets account for 46% of all of the garbage in the ocean
    • all fish are going to be gone by 2046 (this was quoted from an old study, where the publisher retracted it later on, after every other marine biologist & scientist discredited them)
    • showed a clip of an industry lady saying that some of this can be eliminated by having ("consuming") fewer fish
    • interview 2 w/ interviewee 1's boss: your employee said that we should eliminate k--- more fish. interviewee 2: huh? <cut scene w/ daunting music>
    • slavery & bycatch are real and pretty f----- up out in the sea (this was the real, disheartening takeaway from the film)
    • every single year, the underwater sea floor equivalent of greenland, norway, germany, iceland, poland, finland, australia, & a few additional countries are being completely destroyed by large nets that are dragging along the ocean floor. simple human math: if this were true, then all of the ocean's floors would have been entirely wiped out long ago...that's a lot of surface area every year)
    • fish have feelings
    • large fishing captures/corporations are taking away from areas who depend on fish to survive
    • we should stick to sustainable fishing
    • "I'm unsure what sustainable fishing is"
    • sustainable fishing isn't possible
    • cut to a scene using a highly filtered video that showed the fish blood as a bright magenta, taken at a local legal fishing site <somber music>
    • nobody in the world should eat fish (serious -- this is how it ended)
     
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    Apr 6, 2021
    I avoid most Netflix docs, they are usually agenda driven littered with half truths

    Cowspiracy, seaspiracy, social dilemma etc

    Just to add, I don't eat beef, only drink Almond/Oat milk, only really eat cheese and chocolate here and there. I'm also someone who tries to avoid social media due to how toxic/addictive it can be
     
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    this was pretty bad. I saw everyone posting about how it made them depressed about social media and then I watched it and was dumbfounded that so many people didn't know this stuff, cuz I've been thinking about how depressing this s--- is for nearly a decade lol. And while I was glad all these former facebook and google spoke out I was kinda like "if I knew this stuff was evil when I was a dumb 21 year old destroying my braincells with well whiskey every weekend then you tech people sure as s--- knew this was evil f--- off." Also laughed out loud when they introduced someone with the title "venture capitalist."
     
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    What is it about (recap?)
     
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    Just watched it and got the same feeling.

    I'mma add this cuz this really bugged me
    • Tried to contact someone from the industry, not happening so here's the interview with someone against the industry.
    Terribile execution for such an interesting topic.
     
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    this was my biggest takeaway as well. i understood that not everybody can/could wrap their heads around how their strings are being pulled on and manipulated, but not knowing, or just living in blind bliss, how much data these cos have is another thing
     
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    Good article on the film.
     
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    I’m all for cutting back on pollution in the ocean. But some of these “facts” seem way extreme. I know for one I’m not going to stop eating sea food. You can put a stop to it In someone else’s life time . But not mine
     
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    ???
     
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    s--- like this proves Netflix will fund anything.
     
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    why's that weird?
     
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    how is saying
    You can put a stop to it In someone else’s life time . But not mine
    not weird?
     
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