EN - Thousands of Moroccan fishermen from Essaouira, Safi and Agadir have to move further south to Dakhla in the Sahara hoping to catch fish. A hellish struggle ensues. In the background, trawlers from foreign countries scour the waters with their death nets, killing an entire ecosystem; in the foreground are the desperate fishermen who have been robbed of their livelihood. Who shares the responsibility for this death sentence?

FR - Des milliers de petits pêcheurs marocains d’Essaouira, Safi et Agadir doivent descendre vers le sud jusque Dakhla dans le Sahara espérant attraper quelques poissons. Une lutte infernale commence. A l’arrière plan, des chalutiers de pays étrangers draguent les mers avec leurs filets de la mort, détruisant l’écosystème. A l’avant plan, le portrait de pêcheurs désespérés à qui on a volé leur moyen de subsistance. Qui se partage la responsabilité de cette condamnation à mort ?

Info

Title The Damned Of The Sea
Original title De bannelingen van de zee
Original language Arabic
Status Completed
Category Docs
Year 2009

Credits

Editing Karima Saidi
Music Hassan Laaroussi

Technical specs

Running time film 56'
Release format Beta Digit
Aspect ratio 1.78 (16x9)
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CBA, DGCD, Cirtef, Communauté Française de Belgique, Media Distribution

Festivals

2010: Festival du Film Vert (CHE) / Festival International de Films “Pêcheurs du Monde” (FRA) / Festival International du Film sur la Ruralité (FRA) / Semaine du Documentaire de Fès (FRA) / Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa (ESP) / Festival Etonnants Voyageurs (FRA) / International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IND) / Mostra de Ciencia e Cinema A Coruna (ESP)

Awards

2009: Best Documentary Film (festival international du Film d'Environnement) / Dikalo of the Best Documentary Film (Festival International du Film Panafricain) / Prince Rainier III Special Prize (Monte Carlo Television Festival) / Eco Camera Award (Rencontres Internationales de Documentaire de Montréal) / Audience Award of the city of Nyon (Visions du Réel)

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Last edited on 18 February 2018

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Director Jawad Rhalib
Producers Gerda Coppens
Writers Jawad Rhalib
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