Footsteps in the Sea: Growing up in the Fisheries Crisis

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Subjects: Biology, Business Studies, Family Studies, Fisheries, Ocean, Psychology, Sociology

Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 21 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 1997
Available in French: No

Gloucester, MA, a town born and raised on commercial fishing, is in trouble. Armed with video cameras, three high school students document the crisis engulfing their town and attempt to answer the question - “Where are all the fish?”. The students canvass the town and in the end, we learn why the teens' relatives and neighbours are out of work, why a lifestyle that has supported their ancestors for generations is on the brink of disappearing, and why there is hope for the future. The social changes Gloucester is undergoing stand as an example of the challenges being faced by many communities embroiled in battles over diminishing living resources.

Awards: Bronze Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition; Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival; NYC Sierra Club Environmental Film Festival; Finalist, International CINDY Awards

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