Fishermen Without a Sea

A man in a tee shirt and sunglasses sitting in a small open boat looking out at the water.

Lucas Bonetti
2016 | 20 mins
Country of Production: USA
Country Featured: Brazil
Saturday, October 15 | 12 pm 

A look behind the official clean-up campaign for the Rio Olympics reveals the struggles of local fishermen and environmentalists to retain their way of life in the face of environmental degradation. This film brings into harsh relief the danger facing anyone who cares about the future of Guanabara Bay, its watery wildlife, and the humans who care for them all.

This screening is part of the Emerging Visual Anthropologists Showcase and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Dr. Faye Ginsburg, director of the New York University Program in Culture & Media and documentary professor, Dr. Pegi Vail.

Re:Frame, My Perspective

“I had the intention of telling the less told story about the pollution in Rio de Janeiro through the voices of the fishermen who live in the surrounding areas of Guanabara Bay. As a participant observer with a camera, I captured the reality of their daily lives in a heavily polluted environment, allowing them to express their own opinions about the forces that are threatening their traditional way of life.”

—Lucas Bonetti | Director, Fishermen Without a Sea