Fighting to Fish

(23 minutes,2004)
English

Adapted from Dr. Charles Menzie's book "Red Flags and Lace Coiffes", this film uses animated archival images to tell the turbulent history of industrialization and resistance over the last century in the French fishing region of Brittany. This story illustrates the Bigouden fishers' determination to defend their way of life through direct action within their borders and strategic organizing internationally.

This video is used in the classroom and also serves to solidify ties with international colleagues, research subjects and fish harvesters' associations.

Screened at American Anthropology Association's Film Festival, Washington DC 2005.

This video is useful for classes in: French History, Resource Management, and Political Economics

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