Of The Sea

  • Dredging up a Solution Dredging up a Solution
  • I was a Fisherman I was a Fisherman


Roxie Theater Sun, Apr 17, 2016 3:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Mischa Hedges
Year of Production:2015
Future of Food
Bay Area
Running Time:85 min.


Fishermen are the stewards of some of the last wild food on our planet: fish. But few California fishing families remain, due to complex regulations, high cost, and competition with cheap farmed and imported seafood. Today, fishing is a rare and challenging way of life - the number of fishing vessels in California has declined from over 6,900 in 1981 to just 1,800 vessels today. Of the Sea brings fishermen in front of the camera - where they share their perspectives with the community and the world. Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood. Of the Sea tells the story of California fishing communities and presents a compelling story of the future of local, sustainable seafood. What can we learn from fishermen about the ocean and our relationship to it?


DISCUSSION WITH: Mischa Hedges, director, Of the Sea; local San Francisco fishermen; and representatives from Real Good Fish and Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program.

5:00pm Filmmaker Reception

Please join Green Film Fest and director Mischa Hedges for a reception immediately following the program in our FestHQ at 518 Valencia. Entry is complimentary for all Festival pass or ticket holders.

Program Sponsors:

Kevin Krueger & Mark Hunter

Community Partners:

Blue Drinks | Blue Frontier Campaign

Included Shorts

Dredging up a Solution (6min) More
I was a Fisherman (2min) More

Additional Information

Mischa Hedges is a social entrepreneur and award-winning documentary filmmaker. His recent feature-length documentries are Of the Sea, a film about California fishermen, and Sustainable Table: What's on Your Plate?, a film about food and farming. Mischa holds an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University's Green MBA program, and co-founded Trim Tab Media, a communications agency. When he's not telling stories, you'll find him outside: trail-running, surfing or biking.