Ali Tabrizi, the 27-year-old behind Seaspiracy and the 2018 documentary Vegan 2018, takes us on a journey he didn’t even know he was going on himself. He starts his story with an anecdote many of us will relate to: his love for dolphins, whales, orcas and how happy he got watching them in parks like Seaworld. His initial goal with Seaspiracy was to shine a light on dolphin killing, whale hunting, and the captive lives many of these big fish face for human pleasure.
It’s Always About Money, Lots of Money
Instead, Tabrizi soon unravels a whole other world: one of mass ocean destruction, unethical fish farms, fishermen slavery, and money. Lots of money. And it’s not just the obvious things like shark fins in China, Seaspiracy digs deep into the whole industry behind fishing with one question: “Why?”. Tabrizi takes Netflixers on a journey by land and sea, with activists and scientists, in search of truth and compassion for the ocean’s wildlife.