A new documentary about how harmful industrial fishing is destroying fishing communities in the Western Cape took the runner-up award at the International 1-Minute Film Festival in Cape Town last week.
The online documentary by Greenpeace, called GUTTED: THE FIGHT OF KALK BAY FISHERS, focuses on the Kalk Bay fishing community. It explores how laws favouring the industrialisation of fishing in South Africa have not only changed the socioeconomic situation of these communities, but also, the once vibrant and community-centric culture.
People of SA, let me break it down for you. The reason for the violence in the fishing villages are due to the fact that the fishermens livelyhood has been taken away.
The quotas have been allocated and only 406 people were successful of the over 3890 entrants.