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Fighting to Fish / Un Siecle de Lutte

Synopsis
Adapted from Dr. Charles Menzie’s book ‘Red Flags and Lace Coiffes’, this film uses animated archival images to tell the turbulent history of industrialisation and resistance over the last century in the French fishing region of Brittany. This story illustrates the Bigouden fishers’ determination to defend their way of life through direct action within their borders and strategic organising internationally. [23 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Canada; France; United Kingdom
Year of release
2004
Notes
French version also available
Subjects
Languages; Social sciences
Keywords
Brittany; economic issues; fishing communities; France; history of France; direct action - political

Online availability

URI
http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/fighting.html
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Charles Menzies

Distributor

Name

University of British Columbia, Ethnographic Film Unit

Email
charles.menzies @ ubc.ca
Web
http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/index.html External site opens in new window
Address
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver
V6T 1Z1
Canada

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