Fishing Without Nets

2014 | USA, Kenya, Somalia | R | 109 min.

Showings

Kirkbride at the Commons Fri, Jul 28, 2017 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Travel Ban
Free Buzz Movies
Release Year:2014
Runtime:109 min.
Rating:R
Production Country:USA
Kenya
Somalia
Original Language:English
French
Somali
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cutter Hodierne
Produced by:Ben Freedman
Brian Glazen
John Hibey
Cutter Hodierne
Stephanie Pinola
Victor Shapiro
Raphael Swann
Screenwriter:Cutter Hodierne
John Hibey
David Burkman
Sam Cohan
Cast:Abdikani Muktar
Abdi Siad
Abduwhali Faarah
Abdikhadir Hassan
Reda Kateb

Description

On the coast of Somalia, Abdi’s family have long sustained themselves as fishermen. But a recent surge in pollution, droughts, and war have forced the normally upstanding father into a difficult situation. Desperate to make a better life for his family, he reluctantly joins a local pirate crew and sets out to hijack a passing French oil tanker, taking its crew hostage. But how far will he go to earn his cut of the ransom? An award winner at Sundance, this gripping docudrama plays like “Captain Phillips” from the pirates’ point of view, as portrayed by a cast of Somali refugees (mainly non-professional actors), offering mesmerizing and deeply human portraits of life on a side of the world we rarely see.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
Gregory Evans Band (Fri)

SPONSORED BY
Nancy Cotcamp & Ann McPhail (Fri)

This film is part of our FREE Buzz movies series.

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