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The Shrimpers

The Shrimpers. © GCVA

Series Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology Student Film
Director Austin Paterek
Country/Production UK
Release 2008
Length 30 mins
Format Colour / DVD / PAL / All region
Location USA / America
Ethnic Group American
Collection GCVA, School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester
University School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester

Order No RAI-200.3093
Sale Info See Film Prices Student and Staff Films from the GCVA
Hire Info Not for hire

For the past 10 years the shrimping industry in United States has been on a steady decline. Estimates show that only 15 percent of the original fleet is still in operation, due to overseas competition and escalating fuel prices. ‘The Shrimpers’ follows the crew of the Capt. Drew fishing vessel, highlighting the social aesthetics of life on a shrimp trawler, and also delving into many of the troubling issues surrounding this industry and why these men continue to persevere in a dying industry.

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