Cutter Hodierne’s Sundance Award winning short film about Somali pirates ‘Fishing Without Nets’ will premire in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Directed by Cutter Hodierne ‘Fishing Without Nets’ chronicles the life of a Somali fisherman who finds himself in a desolate situation needing to feed his family and provide medicine for his sick child but unable to catch fish due to contaminated water. Thus, he becomes a target to be lured into the life of pirating and the harrowing experience of capturing a large tanker. The seventeen-minute short was awarded the Grand Jury Prize in Filmmaking at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Watch ‘Fishing Without Nets’ teaser:
The screening will take place at 6:30 pm at the NEWSEUM – 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC. Immediately following the screening there will be a Q&A with director Cutter Hodierne, producers John Hibey and Raphael Swann, as well as a panel on ‘Somali Piracy’ featuring experts on the subject.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Film Aid a humanitarian organization that uses film and video to entertain and to educate refugees around the world.
For information on purchasing tickets go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3178409709?ref=appbistro
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