At Brixham quayside, workers hose down boats, gut fish and pack boxes as the sun rises over England’s south-west coast. But most of the fish landed here will be loaded onto trucks and sent straight to markets in France, Italy, Spain and Germany, as most British diners are put off by the fish with bones.
IMMERSION is an exploration of the human mind's ability to overcome adversity and find a balance in a seemingly inhospitable environment.
A group of dedicated woman swim in these waters all year round. They believe that cold sea swimming is physically and mentally transformative... a spiritual connection between humans and the natural environment.
The camera bears witness to the shapes and colours of glaciers, tundra, mountains and sea ice while the filmmaker explores the role of the human and the artist in such landscapes in the time of the Anthropocene.
Confronted with dwindling marine resources, small-scale fishermen join forces with environmental activists. Together, they fight against powerful industrial lobbies to ban electric pulse fishing, a highly efficient yet destructive fishing method. WATT THE FISH tells the story of ordinary people fighting tirelessly to maintain their traditional livelihoods and preserve sea life.
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