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In the stunning documentary Bluefin, director John Hopkins crafts a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.” Filmed in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Hopkins documents this phenomenon with breathtaking cinematography and brings the issues into sharp focus, at the heart of which lies a passionate concern for the fate of these giant fish.

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  • writer
    John Hopkins
  • director
    John Hopkins
  • editor
    Denis Takacs
  • story editor
    Peter Starr
  • director of photography
    John Hopkins
  • sound design
    Alex Salter
  • original music
    Robert Marcel Lepage
  • sound recordist
    Georges Hannan
    Aram Kouyoumdjian
    Luke Leunes
    Alex Salter
  • researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • music recordist
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
    Paul McNeill
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
    Ravida Din

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    "This is an important story about greed and shortsightedness that are driving one of the ocean's most magnificent animals to extinction.  But bluefin tuna have surprised us in Canada, offering us a chance to save this charismatic creature if we care enough.”   - David Suzuki

    DAVID SUZUKI, 1 Mar 2017
  • Lovedocs

    Winner! 2017 San Francisco International Ocean Festival Wildlife Award. Winner! Lunenberg DocFest Best Atlantic Filmmaker Award - John Hopkins, Bluefin

    Lovedocs, 24 Feb 2017
  • Lovedocs

    Santa Barbara Independent SBIFF Staff Pick: Bluefin: Bluefin tuna have been fished to the brink of extinction, but in eastern Canada, there is a place where many locals believe this mighty fish is as strong and healthy as ever. This doc will make you wonder out loud about the human condition. (Also in Social Justice.)

    Lovedocs, 24 Feb 2017
  • Lovedocs

    Andru Branch 10 November 2016 Bluefin Documentary by John Hopkins   One of the most beautifully shot documentaries I have ever seen, and such an important portrait of an endangered species. Congratulations to John Hopkins. The cinematography is stunning. I highly recommend this powerful film. *****

    Lovedocs, 4 Jan 2017