20 Jun '11, 7pm

Documentaries Delve Into the Sushi Economy

“Sushi: The Global Catch” A Sushi-A-Go-Go fast-food trailer in Austin, Tex., from “Sushi:The Global Catch.” In the greater Paris region, where I live and work, there are more than 1,600 sushi restaurants. They are springing up faster than can be counted in Eastern Europe, India and China, not to mention Los Angeles and New York. Yet the authenticity of many of them is dubious. Some were transformed from cheap Chinese restaurants to cheap Japanese restaurants with the aid of kits and machines provided by helpful industry vendors; others belong to the growing number of fast-food-style sushi franchises . All are in the business of selling fish and vinegared rice. Mark S. Hall, director of “Sushi: The Global Catch,” winner of a special jury prize this month at the Seattle International Film Festival, first sampled sushi as a student in Tokyo in the 1980s, but he did not get to...

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