Lamalera, The Ultimate Battle

Lamalera, The Ultimate Battle

2012  |  52 Min

  • Director: Jean-Michel Corillion
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In the remote coastal village of Lamalera in Indonesia, people have survived by hunting large sea animals, like whales, manta rays & dolphins, to provide food and living. They follow ancient beliefs and taboos, and fish using basic sailboats & harpoons. This simple way of life is threatened when environmentalists raise concerns about overfishing, and a neighboring island starts fishing with dynamite. Will these villagers adopt the use of motors to fish away from the island? How will they survive if restrictions are placed on their main source of food? This feature explores the community’s struggles to fit in with the times.

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