Fishing Without Nets


State Theatre Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Paula & Bill Cordes and Anne & Bill Montgomery
Bijou by the Bay Sun, Aug 3, 2014 9:00 AM
Sponsored by:
Valerie Angers and Christine Struminski
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:109 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:Kenya
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Abdikani Muktar
Abdi Siad
Abduwhali Faarah
Abdikhadir Hassan
Reda Kateb
Idil Ibrahim
Director:Cutter Hodierne
Produced by:Ben Freedman
Brian Glazen
Stephanie Pinola
Victor Shapiro
Raphael Swann
Screenwriter:Cutter Hodierne
John Hibey
David Burkman
Cinematography:Alex Disenhof
Editing By:Cutter Hodierne
Dominic LaPerriere


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 Abdi 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.