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HAND. LINE. COD.
CANADA | 2016 | 13.5 min
Filmmaker: Justin Simms
Theme(s): fishing, livelihood
Set in the coldest waters surrounding Newfoundland’s rugged Fogo Island, this short film follows a group of “people of the fish”—traditional fishers who catch cod live by hand, one at a time, by hook and line. Filmmaker Justin Simms takes viewers deep inside the world of these brave fishermen. Travel with them from the early morning hours, spend time on the ocean, and witness the intricacies of a 500-year old tradition that’s making a comeback.
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