Gli Ultimi Pescatori

by Francesco Bellina

4 October 2022 from 3pm to 6pm at Tourbet Sidi Boukhrissan

Tourbet Sidi Boukhrissan

Gli Ultimi Pescatori is a new multimedia installation by Francesco Bellina that investigates the decay of small-scale fisheries and port communities through the human stories that reveal the localised economic scarcity of globalisation, the exploitation, and the connection between three seemingly remote places: Sicily, Tunisia and Ghana. In the last two decades, the work of fishermen across the world has become increasingly difficult and precarious. 

The influence of global warming on delicate ecosystems together with large-scale industrial fishing practices have emptied the oceans, impoverishing both fishermen and the environment. Weaving the single stories of fishermen into a transnational map, the Sicilian photographer explores the trade routes and systems which govern the sea, thus offering a novel view on Mediterranean heritage and its current place within global networks. A feature-length film based on this installation will be realised in collaboration with the filmmaker Stefano Liberti.

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Presentation of the photographic project Gli Ultimi Pescatori by Francesco Bellina in the framework of the Between Land and Sea Summit on October 4th from 3pm to 6pm at Tourbet Sidi Boukhrissan

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