short FILM exploring the challenges of small-scale fishers accessing the ocean
Hub researchers in South Africa have been working on a film exploring the challenges of small-scale fishers accessing the ocean and coasts in Tsitsikamma, South Africa after the area was established as a Marine Protected Area (MPA). The film, entitled Following Freddie, documents the complexities of sustainable ocean and coastal management in an area that forms a part of national conservation efforts in South Africa. In this case, the aim is to sustainably manage marine fauna and flora.
“Since the advent of democracy in South Africa however, the persistence of poverty, hunger and racially skewed access to prime coastal areas is resulting in more urgent claims for access to the coast and its resources” Hub researcher Rose Boswell (Nelson Mandela University), film project lead, says.
The film was made together with filmmakers Senzo Xulu and Francois du Plessis, who are funded by the NRF Community of Practice: Oceans Account Framework Project, researching the complexities of cultural heritage management at the coast of South Africa.
Watch the film here.