FISHING INDUSTRY: The United States imports 91 percent of all food fish from the other side of the globe, and fish intake is limited to five varieties while ancient coastal communities are in ruins. In Cambodia, the seabed is being emptied and emptied of illegal fishing from Vietnam. The theme is gloomy, but two different documentaries find bright spots.

Lande is a film writer and director and a regular writer for Ny Tid.

Fish & Men – The High Cost of Cheap Fish
Directors Darby Duffin, Adam Jones, USA

Current Sea
Director Christopher Smith, USA, Malaysia

documentary Fish & Men has an early talking interview with a broke fisherman who says that getting food from the sea was an honorable and noble profession until recently. Now he and other fishermen with small fishing boats are in an impossible competition against huge multinational fishing trawlers. One of America's oldest port cities, picturesque Gloucester in Massachusetts, has been hit hard by the fishing crisis.

There are fish in the sea, but not the few food fish that consumers prefer to eat. The film sheds light on many reasons for the misery that has befallen fishermen. Consumers' expectation of cheap dinner is often a popular explanation from the industry, but is not the only reason. The consequence of the fishing industry's reckless pursuit of profit is an ocean empty of food fish and local communities without sustainability.

The film is simple and unpretentious in its design language.
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