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The Fisherman (2018)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Quirky, poignant short about aging and relevance.

Movie PG 2018 14 minutes
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This offbeat West African movie short delivers a universally relatable narrative about what it means to get older, and how invisible one can be made to feel when it happens. But writer and director Zoey Martinson is able to successfully tell Ataa Oko's story with poignancy and humor while subtly highlighting how colonialism continues to impact the country, and the ways global warming and globalization is slowly changing its coastal fishing culture. As a result, The Fisherman is a smart and poignant tale that is both thoughtful and entertaining.

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