Documentary IR 2020 98`
R: Mazyar Moshtagh Gohari
For 60 days, Captain Daryai, a traditional Baloch fisherman, is out on the vastness of the ocean to catch tuna. 18 sailors, many of them still minors, accompany him – along the coast of Konarak towards the Indian Ocean and the Maldivian Sea. Pirates lurk at sea, military helicopters search for contraband and weapons, at home his wife threatens him with a lawsuit, and Daryai’s work brings in too little. In view of falling prices and dwindling fish stocks, the old fishing methods make neither ecological nor economic sense in the long run. Gohari’s film crew documents the gruelling trip and captures a way of life at sea that will soon no longer exist.
Caution: Some scenes of giant tuna fishing are not suitable for sensitive viewers and children!