World Premiere America’s most popular seafood is really a cheap foreign import. Following Ted, an engineer, and Andy, an ecologist, on a quest for a better shrimp, Raising Shrimp reveals the economic and medical perils of an outsourced food supply. In Texas, fishermen are pushed from riches to rags by imports. In Belize, shrimp farmers strive for a natural balance with jungles and lagoons, but again globalization takes its toll, and the best farm collapses. Back home, a small band of scientists copy nature’s cycles to grow shrimp in a dark warehouse, aided by select bacteria. Encouraged, Andy and Ted see that raising shrimp this way offers hope for all. Directed by Joe Cunningham. Produced by Ted Caplow.

Raising Shrimp

2014 US 52 min
Festival Year: 2014
Topic: Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans, Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living, Wildlife