At Low Tide

© Grimshaw
63 minutes / Colour / 2016
Directed by
Anna Grimshaw

Country of production United States

Every day, carrying the simplest of tools, diggers across coastal Maine set out at low tide to dig for clams on the wide mud flats that stretch far into the bay. It is backbreaking work. But it has an unusual beauty that emanates from the ebb and flow of the tide, the shifts of light and wind, the skill and rhythm of digging, and the sound and texture of deep, viscous mud. At Low Tide explores the choreography of digging through a portrait of a man who lives and works according to the tide. In its focus on pattern, movement and repetition, the film evokes the sensory richness and poetic dimensions of clam digging, offering a new perspective on contemporary American culture.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest

Language and subtitles English with English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted Maine

Region North America

Country United States

Keywords Material Culture Labour Hunting / Gathering / Fishing