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"We are not saving sharks, we are saving the ocean. And when you save the ocean, you save mankind."
-Clayton Hee, Hawaii State Senator
EXTINCTION SOUP is a documentary about the ground-breaking efforts to stop the international trade of shark fins. The story follows documentary filmmaker Philip Waller on his quest for adventure as he sets out to tell the story of his larger-than-life friend and extreme sports legend, Jimmy Hall. The film quickly takes a surprise turn when Waller finds himself consumed with exposing to the world an environmental catastrophe in the making - the extinction of the oceans' shark population through the mass slaughter of these magnificent animals for their fins.
Waller documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl, founder of Shark Allies, as she fights to educate lawmakers and helps pass legislation that will ban the trade of fins and the consumption of shark fin soup - the driving forces behind the slaughter of millions of sharks every year.