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An insightful short film follows a 90-year-old fisherman removing plastic from Bali’s shores

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#Bali
#Fishing
#Plastic
#Pollution
#Short film
#Video

August 6, 2021

Grace Ebert

Every day the 90-year-old Wayan collects his nets and mesh bags and sets his small boat on the coast of Bali. The jewel-colored waters used to be a prime spot for fishing, a profession Wayan pursued during his childhood and continued for decades, but today, instead of catching huge catches and struggling to haul them back to shore, he finds an abundance of single-use bins and rubbish where the once thriving sea population once lived –some reports It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.

In her effective short film “Voice over water“, San Francisco-based director Dana Frankoff visits Wayan at his home on the coast and shares his adapted routine: Instead of harvesting food for his family and community, he collects packaging, bottles and other rubbish and carries the discarded material back to the beach for recycling. “The story gives an insight into how a person uses his or her resources to make a difference and reminds us that if we all do our part, we can achieve something much greater than ourselves,” says Frankoff.

Voice Above Water is the director’s debut film and you can follow her work Vimeo. (about Laughing squid)

#Bali
#Fishing
#Plastic
#Pollution
#Short film
#Video

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