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Aquariums: The Dark Hobby

DIRECTOR Paula Fouce


RATING ★★★★★

Italia Green Film Festival

Aquariums: The Dark Hobby


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CAST | Kimokeo Kapalehua, Ben Williamson, Teresa Telecky, Gail Grabowsky, Jessica Wooley, Jonathan Balcombe, Kaimi Kaupiko, Willy Kaupiko, Robert Wintner

Green Short Film TIME | 55′ 42″

RATING | ★★★★★

In Hawaii, a group of Native Hawaiians and conservationists struggles politically to protect the exotic fish being looted from the reefs. Turtles, whales, and dolphins are all protected, but not the fish.

Now many verges on extinction. 28 million fish are in the aquarium trade pipeline at any given time. They undergo bladder piercing, fin cutting and starvation for shipment and reach the mainland dead or dying.

They would have lived up to forty years on a reef. Fish species are in crisis worldwide and many are caught with cyanide and dynamite.

Paula Fouce
Produced and co-directed with Academy Award nominee William Haugse, the documentary film, Song of the Dunes: Search for the Original Gypsies. It spotlights the Roma people, “gypsies” (PBS Stations). She directed and produced the award winning Not in God’s Name: In Search of Tolerance with the Dalai Lama, (PBS) which screened through the Foundation for Universal Responsibility supported by funding from the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize. Paula wrote the book Not in God’s Name, featuring an interview with Mother Teresa.

She produced No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story, based on recently discovered letters of Otto Frank, Anne Farnk’s father detailing the desperate quest of Anne’s father, Otto to obtain visas to save his family from the Holocaust. No Asylum screened at United Nations headquarters in Geneva.
Paula directed and produced Naked In Ashes, a critically acclaimed feature on the Yogis of India; and directed and produced, Origins of Yoga: Quest for the Spiritual.

Paula was Partner, Vice President and Director of KRCA TV, a TV station in Los Angeles from 1990 -1997. She served as Co-Chair of the Southern Asian Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Paula Fouce Director

William Haugse Writer

Paula Fouce Writer

Stephen Nemeth Producer

Maria Florio Producer

Paula Fouce Producer No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story

Robert Wintner Producer

Kimokeo Kapalehua Cast “Hawaiian Elder, Kapuna”

Ben Williamson Cast “PETA Media Relations”

Teresa Telecky Cast “Director Humane Society International”

Gail Grabowsky, Ph. D.Key Cast “Marine Biologist”

Jessica Wooley Cast “Hawaii House of Representatives”

Jonathan Balcombe, Ph. D.Key Cast “Director Humane Society Institute”

Kaimi Kaupiko Cast “Activist”

Willy Kaupiko Cast “Mayor of Milolii, Activist”

Robert Wintner Cast “Activist”

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