While Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) has long enjoyed provoking audiences with his horror films, he’s found no such satisfaction in the case of his latest feature Fin, which documents a real-life nightmare.
Roth’s first documentary spotlights industries that are leading to the death of more than 100,000,000 sharks each year, and could very possibly bring about their extinction. To bring his story of global scale to life, he traveled the world for five years, placing his lens on the mass slaughter of sharks by illegal fin traders, shark killing tournaments and others.
Roth’s aim with Fin was to dispel the notion that sharks are monsters, and to accentuate their importance to the well-being of the planet, as a whole. Since making it, he’s continued to advocate on the creatures’ behalf, getting a major shark tournament in Fairhaven, MA cancelled, with the help of his social media followers.