Set in the coldest waters surrounding Newfoundland’s rugged Fogo Island, this short film follows a group of “people of the fish”—traditional fishers who catch cod live by hand, one at a time, by hook and line. Filmmaker Justin Simms takes viewers deep inside the world of these brave fishermen. Travel with them from the early morning hours, spend time on the ocean, and witness the intricacies of a 500-year-old tradition that’s making a comeback.
Ages 13 to 18
Family Studies/Home Economics - Consumer Awareness
Family Studies/Home Economics - Food and Nutrition
Geography - Natural Resources
This short documentary shares the story of traditional cod fishermen in Newfoundland who catch cod by hand. Ideal for discussion and research on the economics of the cost and worth of cod that’s hand-caught rather than in mass, industrial fashion. Research the sources of our food supply. Research the differences between traditional and mass production. Research other food that is sourced from traditional sources.