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The Sea of Change: Traditional fishworker's perception of climate change
  • Countries

    India

  • Format

    DVD

  • Producer/Director

    Rita Banerji

  • Produced By

    International Collective in Support of Fishworkers

  • Duration in Minutes

    26:31

  • Languages English
  • Year

    2015

  • Address

    International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, 27 College Road, Chennai - 600006

  • Video ID

    DVD144

  • Keyword(s)

    Women,Traditional fishing,Traditional fishermen,Sea level rise,Migration,Maharashtra,India,Fishing communities,Fishermen,Fish species,Coastal communities,Coastal area management,Climate change,Andhra Pradesh

  • Description
  • Traditional fishworkers have long been forced to adapt to the forces of nature, and they are now confronted with the new threats of climate change, global warming, sea-level rise and ocean acidification. What will be the potential impacts of climate change on the already vulnerable and marginalized small-scale fishing communities that depend on marine resources for their livelihoods? How will variability events resulting from climate change exacerbate the condition of their lives and environment?

    These are the issues that this DVD seeks to explore. Shot in Kakinada in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, the film explores the perceptions of the traditional fishworkers to the changes in their habitat. It tackles important questions related to sea erosion, habitat destruction and pollution, and attempts to corroborate them with evidence and facts on the scientific reality of climate change.
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