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What We Fish For

59:13      x 18 to buy      x 9 to rent     
What We Fish is a documentary style film that explores the multitude of reasons that drive so many people to take to the water and go fishing.The film introduces us to four friends, an engineer, a journalist, a musician, and a professor, who share a passion for fishing. But each of them fish for different reasons.Joe, the musician, inspired by Ernest Hemingway, fishes to target some of the ocean's most thrilling game fish - blue marlin, tuna, dorado... Like Hemingway, he's seeking to test his mettle in the face of nature's power, whether that's the sea, or the fish.Sarah's a journalist who started fishing because she wants to know where her food was coming from. She's all about sustainability, and self-sufficiency. She's got a lot to learn, but she's keen to get stuck in.Ted's the engineer. He's a spear fisherman on a mission to help rid the Western Atlantic's coral reefs of invasive lionfish. He's making a one-man bid to try to slow the spread of this incredibly damaging species and save the reefs that have fascinated him since childhood.But for Andy, fishing is all about escapism - from the rituals and routines of daily life in the city. He's fished all his life, throwing flies for bonefish from a flats boat, not for food, but for the thrill of the hunt. As he starts to think like a hunter, his everyday cares are forgotten.With an evocative soundtrack accompanying stunning photography and underwater sequences, this film explores emotions that every angler has experienced. 
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