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The New Boats / Ocean sustainability, illegal fishing and climate change

Øvrige — The New Boats is a captivating documentary by Lansana Mansaray that explores the resilience and resistance of a group of Sierra Leonean fishermen. Join us before the screening, where there will be served plant based sea food. After the film we will open a panel discussion about ocean sustainability, illegal fishing, and climate change.


Date & Time:

The Cinematheque, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen

Hosted by:
Global Health Film Days



Abut the film
In the face of industrialised fishing the tidal wave of effects is vast. Through an investigative lens, a look into the disastrous effects on a small town is explored. Local fishermen in the town of Tombo are challenged by the pressures caused due to an increase of Asian trawlers. Historically, the town has relied on the fishing industry to provide protein for the country. With recent influxes putting pressure on local industry, the fishermen are pressed to migrate for work, distrusting livelihood and destroying the environment. Join us for the screening of The New Boats and allow the voices to tell the story of resilience in the fight against environmental injustice.

Director: Lansana Mansaray. Sierra Leone, 2022.
49 min., English subtitles.
Allowed over 15 years

In accordance with the preceding film screening, Survivors, this event will continue the spotlight on global health and environmental inequities through a Sierra Leonean perspective. This event will incorporate a combination of film screening and critical discussion, engaging the audience in a thought provoking panel. Panellists will be encouraged to engage in topics surrounding ocean sustainability, illegal fishing, and climate change. Plant based seafood will be available for all to enjoy before the film. The event will be in English.