THEY LIVE IN GUINEA

THEY LIVE IN GUINEA

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1534
    Format: DVD

    This video tells the story of a hardworking, self-sufficient, fiercely independent community of fishermen and women working the waters of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay. Guinea Neck, a once isolated village, must now grapple with conservationists, government regulators, and the sports fishing industry in order to preserve its way of life. This documentary not only captures the colorful, dynamic character of the Guinea "watermen" and the rhythms of their work and speech, but also traces the complex changes thrust upon their traditional ways by a fast-food society that threatens their ability to live off the water.

    Directed by Jonathan Mednick
    1996, 51 minutes
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $125

    * Winner, Gold Award for "Ethnic/Cultural" Documentary, Worldfest, 1997
    * Winner, Global Vision Award, World Population Film/Video Festival, 1997


    (Photo by Sharon Zuber)

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