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Dir. James Stier | Austria / UK | 2017 | 76 min | PG
Introduction to the film and short Q&A with Producer Leo Kaserer
With skills passed down from generations before, Malcolm is the last traditional fisherman in the Rame Peninsula, fishing with handmade pots, a wooden boat and nets. At over 70 years old, the sea is etched into his face, his hands, his soul. He is a holding pattern, preserving a dying industry and a constant reminder of a way of life that doesn't exist anymore. The world around him has changed and his occupation, his village and his community are evolving at a rapid pace. Malcolm finds himself now as a man out of time and out of touch, struggling to understand his place in the world.
However, when it looked impossible for him to continue, an unlikely friendship with an Austrian youth worker begins which has unexpected results for both of them. Last Fisherman is a reflection and celebration of a simple life, and the impact of the industry, community and world around it. “This lovely documentary is a celebration of one man’s life and a poem to the strength of community” - Anna Navas, Plymouth Arts Center.
The Yukon Assignment
Dir. Chris Lucas | UK | 2017 | 30 min | PG
British adventurer Chris Lucas and his actor father Niall have never spent much time together. Now the two very different characters depend on each other for survival as they canoe down one of the most remote rivers in Canada. “The Yukon Assignment” is a breathtaking exploration of one of the Earth’s last wildernesses and the story of how adventure can sometimes bring us together, irrespective of age.
We are joined by producer Charlie Fripp