2021, Turkey, 9’, Dir. Fishers of Foça Project (VPW), Turkish / English subtitles
Foça is famous for its blue sky and blue waters, and the shores of its "Little Harbour" are lined with fishing boats. The modest local fishers earn their keep one day at a time. "The Rhythm of Life - In the Waters of Foça" invites us to share a day with a two-man team of net fishers who work the shore in harmony with nature. Purse-net fishing starts with a period of waiting in calm silence with focused attention, but once the fish hit the nets, the rhythm accelerates and the excitement continues until the goal is reached... and everything starts all over again. This film offers a poetic glimpse of a sustainable form of fishing conducted for generations without harm to the life cycle of the fish being caught.