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Reef Hunters

Reef Hunters
Country惻Region Philippines
Archive Topic Awarding Winning Directors
Category Feature film
Asia Focus: Year of the Fukuoka Film Festival 2000
Director Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast Cesar Montano / Pen Medina / Jhong Hirario
Other Information 1999 / Color / 35 mm / VISTA / 119 minutes / English Subtitles
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Fred, his father, and Botong hire about 200 boys to go Muro-ami fishing in December, leaving port. Fred, who is frantic to catch fish, makes those aboard frustrated. The method of Muro-ami fishing that came from Japan to the Philippines and is now banned. This is a great work dealing with environmental destruction and child labor while showing beautiful scenes from under the sea.

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