Commercial Fishing Documentary (Leviathan)

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Leviathan Documentary explores life on a commercial fishing vessel in a surreal, ruminative assemblage of shots. With neither dialogue nor narration, this documentary is as much a visual poem as a work of journalism.

Directors Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel spend two months on fishing ships off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Using Go-Pros, they focus on the minute details of contemporary seafaring: readying the equipment, sorting the catches, gutting the fish, and tossing waste into the sea. They peek into the dark recesses of the ship and plunge below the waves.

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