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Issue No:81
  • :0973–1121
  • :June
  • :2019

Samudra Report No.81, June 2019

Report / Film Festival

The Many Lives of Fishers

With over 40 films from 16 countries, the Pêcheurs du Monde film festival reminds us that despite the severity of various crises facing fishers, there are still signs of hope


This review is by Alain Le Sann (ad.lesann@orange.fr), Founder and President of the International Pêcheurs du Monde, Founder and President of the International Pêcheurs du Monde (Fishers of the World) film festival, Lorient, France


The 11th Festival Pêcheurs du Monde was held at Lorient in France under a renewed team. It kept its promise of quality audience and quality films. The festival, once again, showed that it could address questions about fishing with high-quality films, many of which had never before been screened in France. The theme of the lives of fishers and their communities highlighted remarkable films that often go unnoticed at more general festivals. The Lorient festival thus plays an important role in making French audiences discover heartfelt award-winning foreign films that depict the lives of fishers.

A quarter of the films presented at the festival addressed the issue of migration, including two feature films awarded by the two juries. Old Marine Boy by the Korean Moyoung Ji delves into the life of a fisherman who fled...

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