The documentary Sea the Truth is the big winner at the Festival Cine Animal Bogotá in Colombia. The film won no less than three awards: “Best Documentary Feature”, “Peacock Feather” (Most original and creative work) and “Animal Planet” (Message of environmental awareness & animal).
Sea the Truth is the sequel to Meat the Truth, the first documentary of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation and a worldwide success. Meat the Truth not only showed that the livestock industry and consecutive meat consumption have a major impact on global warming, but also offered an action-based perspective. Introducing just one meat-free day a week in the Netherlands yields the same effect as reducing the number of cars on our roads by no fewer than one million.
Sea the Truth puts the spotlight on the state of our oceans. Under the guidance of Dutch MP Marianne Thieme, two young marine biologists Marianne van Mierlo and Barbara van Genne, are searching worldwide for scientific information about the condition of our biggest ecosystems, which cover more than two thirds of our planet. Underwater photographer Dos Winkel shows them the beauty of marine life and the enormous threats to which it is exposed. For the documentary the producers filmed in Newfoundland, on Bonaire, on the North Sea, the Azores and at various locations in the Netherlands. Authorities offer the solution of sustainable fisheries projects while leading scientists say that every fish that is taken now, is one too many. This documentary shows that, unfortunately, there is no such thing as “sustainable fishing”.