Director: Adrin Neatrour | Producer: Adrin Neatrour
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United Kingdom
In "Catch-a-Fishie", a fishing community tells its own experiences in its own words. The film accompanies the trawling skippers of Britainâ€™s northeast coast out onto the waves as they pursue the fish. The drama of the hunt is captured both on film and in song by the Eyemouth Fishermanâ€™s Choir. The Choir becomes a story in its own right; as its members grow their old songs are lost and heard no more. Fishing is collective experience. "Catch-a-Fishie" is a film that pitches this experience to its audience using the images and songs of fishing folk to tell it how it is.