The End of the Line (2009). Directed and shot by Rupert Murray.
Here is Dr. Jeff Hutchings, a professor at Dalhousie University, talking about cod. It’s difficult to make an office this small look so pretty. But Murray’s cinematography makes it look easy by emphasizing the natural depth of the space instead of fabricating something that would pull Hutchings out of context.
“For Newfoundland, for a community for which the whole reason for its existence was cod, there’s this historical ingrained element. It’s part of society, permeates society. And the loss of the fish was basically, akin to sort of a loss of soul. And it still remains that 15 years later.”