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National Film Board


John Hopkins / Canada / 2017 / 53 ' / Anglais


Denis Takacs
John Hopkins
John Hopkins
Alex Salter
Robert Marcel Lepage
Annette Clarke & Paul McNeill
Elizabeth Klinck
Executive Producer: Annette Clarke, Ravida Din
Underwater Stills: Brian Skerry

Links & Reviews

Awards & Festivals

Best Atlantic Filmmaker, Lunenburg Doc Fest 2016
Official Selection, Atlantic Film Festival 2016
Social Justice Documentary Competition & Reel Nature section, Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Wildlife Award, International Ocean Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Raindance Film Festival - London 2017

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Bluefin is a tale of epic stakes set in “the tuna capital of the world” exploring the mystery of why the bluefin tuna no longer fear humans.


The film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Local fishermen swear tuna are so starving and abundant now that they will literally eat out of people’s hands like pets. But something is not right. One thing is certain: this sudden and incredible abundance of tuna off their shores flies in the face of scientific assessments claiming endangered stocks are down by 90 percent.

With stunning cinematography, director John Hopkins documents this mystery and brings the issues into sharp focus. At the heart of this documentary lies a passionate concern by all about the fate of the giant bluefin tuna.