the last of the weir fisherman

The short film is about the traditional weir fisherman in the North of the Netherlands that using an ancient technique to catch the anchovies in the Schelde river. I photographed this family years ago and decided to also create a short film portrait about their work and lives.

film by Daimon Xanthopoulos
audio by Stefan Osadzinski
poem by Paul Asselbergs ‘the verliefde ansjovis’
translation by Mark Poysden
Special thanks to Cor van Dort, Corné van Dort, Henk Schilt, Rian van Dort