Synopsis:
Thousands of small moroccan fishermen from Essaouira, Safi and Agadir have to move further down south to Dakhla in the Sahara to hope to catch some fish. Then, starts a hellish struggle.In the background, trawlers from foreign countries drag the waters with their death nets, killing an entire ecosystem.In the foreground, captivating portraits of desperate fishermen who've been robbed of their livelihood.Who shares the responsibility for this death sentence?
Recent selection(s):
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Amsterdam)
FESPACO - Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (Ouagadougou)
Objectif Doc (Paris)
Rome Independent Film Festival (Rome)
Festival des Cinémas Africains (Brussels)
DOCVILLE - International Documentary Film Festival (Leuven)
Doc à Tunis (Tunis)
FICFA - Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie (Moncton)
Cinemed - Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film (Montpellier)
FIFP - Festival International du film Panafricain (Cannes)
SENEF (Festival International du Film de Seoul)
Freiburg Film Forum (Freiburg)
Slow Food on Film - International Festival of Cinema and Food (Bologne)
ENVIROFILM - International Environmental Film Festival (Banska Bystrica)
Ischia Film Festival (Ischia)
DOCUMENTARIST – Istanbul Documentary Days (Istanbul)
Tempo Documentary Festival (Stockholm)
Recent award(s):
Visions du Réel - International Film Festival (Nyon)
Monte-Carlo Television Festival (Monte-Carlo)
FIFP - Festival International du film Panafricain (Cannes)
Director's filmography:
- Au temps où les Arabes dansaient (TV)
- El Ejido, la loi du profit (Feature)
- Les damnés de la mer (2008 - TV)
- Boomerang (2010 - Short)
- Le Chant des Tortues (2013 - Feature)
- 7, Rue de la Folie (2014 - Feature)
- Insoumise (2015 - Feature)
Web:
http://thedamnedofthesea.blogspot.com/
Type:
TV
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2008
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
56' & 70'
Majority:
Yes
Sales:
Ventes-CBA/WIP-Sales
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