The film of project Hiu
In 2018, a small team travelled to one of Indonesia’s largest shark fisheries with one intention, to befriend a shark fisherman. In a world where shark stocks are collapsing, changing generations of shark fishermen who fish for survival is essential, but nearly impossible. There is one trade however, that can rival the multi million-dollar shark trade, one trade that can save sharks and people, a trade that thrives on something that wont go extinct, tourism.
This short film depicts the initial journey of project Hiu (project shark) to find a shark fisherman among the fleet, willing to let us onto his boat and pay him for tourism, distracting the boat from its usual shark fishing trip.
Cinematography: Perrin James