Lionfish: From Predator to Plate

Almost a year ago, 11th Hour Racing set off on a journey to tell the story of the invasive lionfish highlighting the fact that the simplest way to solve the issue was to eat them. At the #EatLionfish Chefs’ Throwdown held in Bermuda in April 2017, we brought together chefs from around the world, in conjunction with the 35th America’s Cup, to raise the profile of this fish from unwanted to delightful delicacy.

We are thrilled to share that the short film we created about this project, “Lionfish: From Predator to Plate” will be playing at the Bermuda International Film Festival on Saturday, March 24th. The film will be screening between 10am and 12pm at the Earl Cameron Theatre, as part of the “Focus on the Environment Documentaries”. More information on the film festival and the full schedule can be found here.

Film Synopsis 
From Rhode Island to Venezuela, venomous lionfish are invading the Atlantic Ocean, wreaking havoc on native colonies of coral reef fish and disrupting local food chains. From high-tech robotics and deep-sea science to haute cuisine and oceanic sport, “Lionfish: From Predator to Plate” tells the story of the innovative solutions being developed to combat the spread of this invasive species. The film culminates with 11th Hour Racing’s #EatLionfish Chefs’ Throwdown with viewers joining six America’s Cup sailing teams and six “top chefs” from around the world, as they gather in Bermuda for a cooking competition designed to transform lionfish into an enticing and sustainable seafood choice for menus worldwide. Filmed entirely in Bermuda, “Lionfish: From Predator to Plate” is an engaging story about different communities coming together to tackle ocean restoration in innovative, and delicious, new ways.
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