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Issue No:85
  • :0976 1121
  • :May
  • :2021

Samudra Report No.85, May 2021


France / Film Festival

To Memory, Poetry...and the Future

Although this year’s edition of the much-lauded Pêcheurs du Monde film festival in Lorient, France, had to virtually reinvent itself, the outcome was a rich and intense experience of visual delight

This article is by Bruno Claquin (, a retired fisherman from Douarnenez, former President of the local fisheries committee and now involved in the Sea Rescue Society, France and Virginie Lagarde (, Co-president of the Collectif Pêche et Développement, responsible for environmental issues at the Finistère fisheries committee, France

The 12th edition of the Pêcheurs du Monde film festival, traditionally held in Lorient, France, could not take place in 2020. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, however, the festival took place in 2021 in another form—acquiring a greater influence since its audience grew from 3,000 spectators in theatres to more than 20,000 worldwide. Half the selected films were presented on a free distribution platform, Kub, supported by the Regional Council of Brittany. All the films in competition have been screened; the others will be screened in various communes of the Lorient agglomeration by the end of September. In this article two of the four...

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