A documentary film about the three remaining generations of fishermen in the Aral Sea, and their awaiting and the everyday struggle to survive in one of the scarcest places on the planet. It’s about the life after one of the biggest man-made disasters. –Fabrica
Carlos Casas studied Fine Arts, Cinema and Design between Barcelona and Vienna. In 1998 he was awarded a scholarship in Fabrica, Benetton’s media and communication research center. In 2000 his short Film Afterwords, produced by Marco Müller and Fabrica Cinema was selected by The Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and Reencontres du Cinema in Paris 2001. In 2001 he started a series of documentaries for Colors Magazine, he travelled to Patagonia to do a fieldwork that later 2002 became a 24min Patagonia, in 2003 he developed a 52min documentary Rocinha. Daylight of a favela shot on location in one of the biggest favelas in Rio de Janeiro. In 2004 he finished Aral. Fishing in an invisible sea about the life of the
three remaining generation of fishermen in the Aral sea, which won the Best Documentary award at Torino Film Festival 2004 and was
selected by the Rotterdam Film Festival 2005, Visions du reel Nyon 2005, One World Prague… read more
A look at old ways trying to survive in a post modernization/capitalist world that has destroyed a way of life. The Aral Sea was once a thriving body of water since left near barren leaving behind a people displaced who now must struggle to survive. An observational documentary that is more than a little dry but sheds a light on an area that seldom gets seen.
"Mismanagement of the Amudariya and Sirdariya rivers for irrigation by the Soviet Authorities during the first half of the 20th century, as well as the intensification of the cotton industry, led to shrinking of the Aral Sea waters by 80%, leaving behind a polluted desert and destroying the lives of the surrounding inhabitants, the fishermen of Aral. This is the story of the three remaining generations."
I wonder why rental in DVD quality costs 1,- EUR, and streaming in way inferiour quality + DSL costs on my end costs 3,59 EUR? I'd like to have the option of watching it ad-financed with trailers or ad clips before the movie. And I bet I'm not alone on that. Just compare views, ratings and wall posts with free titles on MUBI.com So I rather wait, which is a pity. No potential word of mouth for this one from me.