Fish Tales

Fish Tales
Film | 1997 | 33 minutes

The mechanization of the fishing industry has depleted fish stocks worldwide leading to a major crisis. Along the Kerala coast, traditional fishermen face similar problems as their catch dwindles every season. In the village of Adimalathura, a group of fishermen come together in an effort to reverse this trend. Their solution? Constructing artificial reefs out of ferro-concrete and then planting them on the seabed.

This film was one of seven commissioned of leading documentary filmmakers in India as part of a series, India’s Quest, to commemorate 50 years of India’s independence.