Documentary - 43 minutes/52 minutes
North America is under attack by a relentless aquatic invader. Accidentally released into the Mississippi River 30 years ago, the Asian Carp have been heading North ever since. Spreading all over the United States.
Armed with genetic super powers, they wipe out native species, alter the food web, and keep humans on the shoreline.
Asian Carp are now only 60 miles south of Lake Michigan and the race is on to prevent them from taking over the Great Lakes. Can they be stopped?
“Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale” looks at the threat of this fish, and the scientific and unorthodox methods being in utilized in this war against the Asian carp.
Water guns, electric barriers and super sexy foods are all options being looked at to combat the spread of these crafty fish. But when all fails, why not shoot them or eat them?
Tune in and decide for yourself what the best option is in solving this fishy problem!
CARPE DIEM: A FISHY TALE
“Globalization has been the buzzword for finance an commerce. But with people travelling the planet, we have brought plants and animals to places where they don’t belong. This program shows the ecologically devastating consequences.”
Canadian viewers can watch the documentary on CBC's The Nature of Things website and learn more about Asian Carp.
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Produced by Rock Yenta Productions Inc. and Produced In Association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Media Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund, Ontario Tax Credit program, Federal Tax Credit Program
Produced by Charlotte Engel
Directed by Scott Dobson
Cinematography by Russell Gienapp
Edited by Carole Larsen
Sound by Paul Adlaf
Music by Ken Myhr
Written by Charlotte Engel, Scott Dobson & Charlotte Odele
Graphics by Electric Square
Broadcasters: CBC, ARTE, NHK, ARD, PBS (select stations)
CBC Educational (Curio.ca)
Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton, SK
Water Docs Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Planet in Focus Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Environmental Film Festival in the Capitol, Washington, DC
Project Native, Housatonic, MA
Chicago Television & Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Life Sciences Film Festival in Prague, CZ
American Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown, WV
Chicago Television & Film Festival, Chicago, IL - Certificate of Merit
Planet in Focus Green Pitch Award 2011
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