Slaves of the Seas

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Slaves of the Seas

philippines children diving

Slaves of the Seas

Release Date: June 09, 2009

Year    :   2009
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Pierre Javaux Productions, ARTE France Cinéma
Director    :   Joël Farges
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Joël Farges
RunTime    :   92 mins.

Mario and his brother Alonso become committed to fishing in a coral-reef in the southern Philippines. With many other children of different origin they work for starvation wages on the ship of unscrupulous captain Murène. Together they drive shoals of fish into a big fish trap having to use the dangerous muro-ami technique in the coral-reefs. Fastened to a stone, the little divers jump into the water to reach the depth faster. Without any equipment they dive down 30 meters. The brutal captain treats the exhausted children like slaves


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