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World Food Day: Top 5 movies on fisheries

Responsible Business | Feb 24, 2017


“Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.” – Banksy

A Movie is a strong medium of spreading a message to millions of people around the world. Each movie presents a different message, equally important than the first. Here we have a list of movies that talks about Fisheries and Aquaculture. This is an industry, which, if carried out in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner has the ability to enhance both the economic conditions of the developing areas as well as become a source of food and nutrition for many. Therefore, sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture practices is a step towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals of achieving sustainable agriculture, working towards alleviating poverty and hunger as well as sustainable and responsible production and consumption.

1. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

This is a drama film that revolves around Fisheries expert Alfred Jones who is tasked with a project funded by a wealthy Yemeni sheikh to bring salmon fishing to the Yemen desert. Alfred dismisses the project stating that the project is unfeasible considering the unsuitable environment of Yemen for salmon. Alfred receives more pressure to take up this project when the British Prime Minister is determined to use this project as a means to improve relations between Britain and the Islamic World. Alfred finally decided to take up the task and embarks on a journey fueled by faith and determination to look beyond the impossible.


2. Low & Clear

This Drama/Documentary follows two formerly close friends who re-unite for one last fly fishing trip. During the course of this time together the friends examine what caused them to drift apart and also come to terms with how much they have changed and how these inevitable changes now threaten the core of their friendship. This documentary reveals how fishing brings the best and the worst, out of people.


3. A River Runs Through It

The drama film follows the Maclean brothers, Norman and Paul who grew up in Montana with their father, Minister John. The two men share a strong love of fly fishing, which was introduced to them by their father. As they grew older, it becomes clear that Norman is the disciplined brother. Paul, although the more talented fly fisherman, is drawn to a lifestyle that is anything but straight and narrow. Eventually Paul loses his life to the lifestyle he is so accustomed to, with the sad affirmation that not even his family’s undying love could save him.


4. Finding Nemo

An animated movie that presents the story of Marlin, a clown fish, who lives in the Great Barrier Reef. When his son Nemo, is abducted by a boat and taken to a dentist’s office in Sydney, Marlin ventures off to try and find Nemo. He encounters Dory, a fish suffering from short-term memory loss. The two travel a great distance encountering and overcoming many sea adventures on the way. While the two are doing this, Nemo and the other sea animals in the fish tank, plot a way to escape and live their lives freely again.


5. The Perfect Storm

The movie is based on a true story about the courageous men and women who risk their lives everyday on the fishing boats and vessels. In October 1991, Andrea Gail, the commercial fishing boat returns to harbor with not much luck at sea. With a need for money, the Captain convinces his crew to head out to sea for another fishing expedition attempt. The crew manages to improve their luck and had a successful fishing expedition. However, their worst fears were realized when they had to risk a powerful storm. The Andrea Gail, endures many problems but continued fighting against the storm. Eventually, the storm became too strong for the commercial boat and the boat capsizes taking along with it the Captain and the crew members.



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