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Fisherman

Cornish fisherman Andy Giles gives up his state of the art trawler to travel to the coast of Sierra Leone, where the fishing is done from a dugout canoe.

Living in a small community of mud huts, Andy discovers a very different way of life where a bad day's fishing means a hungry family. Even this precarious lifestyle is now under threat from foreign trawlers that fish illegally in the villagers' waters, taking their fish, destroying their nets and sometimes even sinking their canoes, with tragic consequences.

Through the international language of the fisherman, Andy develops a lasting friendship with his hosts, in a film which highlights the plight of subsistence fishermen around the world.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 10 Nov 2012 23:45

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorKevin Jarvis
DirectorKevin Jarvis
ProducerKevin Jarvis
ProducerKevin Jarvis
Series ProducerSimon Watts-Davies
Series ProducerSimon Watts-Davies
Executive ProducerSam Bagnall
Executive ProducerSam Bagnall
ParticipantAndy Giles
ParticipantAndy Giles