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Changing With The Tides (12A*) + Live Poetry & ScreenTalk with director Daniel Cook

Emerging Film Curators Film Series

A man stands on a pier smoking a cigarette next to an old boat.

Head out to sea with this selection of shorts documenting the dramatic shifts in fishing industries and communities across seven decades.

Changing with the Tides is an immersive journey across coastal communities in the UK and beyond, traces technological, social and economic changes in the fishing industry and how it has affected the workers that partake in it. Beginning with the poetic rhythms of traditional swordfish-hunting in Vittorio De Seta’s The Age of Swordfish (1954), the programme traces how cinematic portrayals of the lives of fishermen have been affected by the globalisation of the industry across three key time periods.

Beginning on the coasts of 1950s Sicily and ending on the North East shores of Scotland in 2021, these powerful short films are accompanied by live poetry readings and guest speakers.

Please note the previously advertised short film Last Fisherman will no longer be screened as part of this event.

Curated by Aryan Tauqeer Khawaja, Sophiya Sian, Tony Yang


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