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What inspired you to make The Last Ocean? Is there a particular moment that cemented your decision? When you travel down to the Ross Sea by boat it takes about eight days – three of which are busting through ice –  it seemed absolutely ridiculous that we would go all that way to this most remote and pristine place on Earth to catch fish and sell them in upmarket restaurants in New York. In the process, we are destroying the natural balance in the world's last untouched ocean – where is the sense in that? What change do you hope the film will bring about in people's perceptions? Knowing that the oceans are not the infinite resource that many of us thought they were – that they need our attention and care – which means that these last remaining wild pieces of ocean should be protected and not exploited. What was...