Ô ! Capitaine des mers (Raïs Lebhar)

  • Ô ! Capitaine des mers (Raïs Lebhar)
© 5/5 Production
Genre : Drama
Type : Documentary
Original title : Raïs Labhar
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2002
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 44 (in minutes)

The Matanza is a bloody massacre: in their tiny boats, the fishermen of Sidi Doud set out to hunt for tuna fish in the traditionial way. They encircle the fish and raise the net in the boats surrounding them. The fish, thrashing about in a frenzied mass, are gored and thrown on board with hooks. The sea, now blood red, becomes the scene of a collective trance. Earning their living in this way makes the men executioners and victims at the same time.

A film by Hichem Ben Ammar

Tunisia 2002, Documentary, 44 min, colour, English subtitles


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