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Title:The damned of the sea = Les damnés de la mer
Editors:Rhalib, JawadISNI
Drom, LatchoISNI
Year:2008
Language:Arabic
Series:IDFA's delicatessen
Publisher:Cinémascope
Geographic term:Morocco
Subjects:marine fisheries
fishermen
ports
poverty
environmental degradation
foreign enterprises
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
Link:http://youtu.be/YtaKcj5QLZI
Abstract:Once upon a time, Essaouira was the biggest harbour town in Morocco and had the largest sardine catch in the world. Now the sardines are scarce there and the fishermen are forced to make their way southwards to Dakhla, where the Western Sahara meets the Atlantic. But it's tough going there as well: European, Russian and Asian fishing companies are dragging the waters with their trawlers, killing an entire ecosystem, while the locals often return home empty-handed. Director Jawad Rhalib shows the impact of the meagre catch on the rest of the town as well, from the grocer who watches his profits dwindle to the homeless woman who can forget about expecting any charity. [Abstract produced from dvd-video]
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