Cinema Asian America: ‘Sushi: The Global Catch’

by | April 20, 2013 at 6:19 PM | Cinema Asian America, XFINITY ASIA, Xfinity On Demand

"Sushi: The Global Catch."

This month, Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents Mark Hall’s eye-opening documentary, “Sushi: The Global Catch.”

Sushi, a cuisine formerly found only in Japan, has grown exponentially in other nations, and an industry has been created to support it. In a rush to please a hungry public, the expensive delicacy has become common and affordable, appearing in restaurants, supermarkets and even fast food trailers. The traditions requiring 7 years of apprenticeship in Japan have given way to quick training and mass-manufactured solutions elsewhere.

This hunger for sushi has led to the depletion of apex predators in the ocean, including bluefin tuna, to such a degree that it has the potential to upset the ecological balance of the world’s oceans, leading to a collapse of all fish species.