DOCU – Bluefish + Discussion with director

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Date(s) - 19/03/2020
20:00 - 22:00




Join us on this special evening where we will watch the documentary Bluefish. We’re saying special evening because the director, Mert Gökalp, will join us as well!

Mert Gökalp is next to being a film maker also a scientist, currently finishing his PhD in Wageningen. We would love to have a Q&A with him about his movie but also about communicating (scientific) knowledge to the world, in this case through film. So feel free to prepare some quetions and stay with us to talk to him after the movie!

Watch the trailer on and find out more about Mert on

About the documentary:
The documentary is about a fish that had huge cultural influence over a region for thousand years and empires long, which was overfished over the last decades. Blue fish aggressive and fast attacks almost any fish undersized, hard to catch. There are stories of careless fisherman that lost fingers or get a good scratch while trying to release it from the fishing hook. There are even some fisherman stories in which, bluefish schools chasing hungry dolphins. The fish highly desired in the region; nearly 70% of World harvest is from Turkey & Marmara Sea. The documentary is following the annual migration of the Blue fish along Bosporus both under and above water together with the human stories & lives (fisherman, scientist, restaurants, NGO’s, writers, poets, bloggers, reporters) bonded to it. The cultural and economical importance of the fish for the people is worthless and there is no coming back from extinction for this incredible species, which sadly means a loss of seamanship/cuisine culture!