The Shrimpers

© Paterek
30 minutes / Colour / 2008
Directed by
Austin Paterek


Country of production United Kingdom

Series Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

For the past 10 years the shrimping industry in United States has been on a steady decline. Estimates show that only 15 percent of the original fleet is still in operation, due to overseas competition and escalating fuel prices. ‘The Shrimpers’ follows the crew of the Capt. Drew fishing vessel, highlighting the social aesthetics of life on a shrimp trawler, and also delving into many of the troubling issues surrounding this industry and why these men continue to persevere in a dying industry.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region North America

Country United States

Keywords Hunting / Gathering / Fishing Trade