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Jesmark, a Maltese fisherman, contends with a newfound leak in his wooden Luzzu boat. Barely getting by, he sees his livelihood — and a family tradition from generations before him — imperiled by diminishing harvests, a ruthless fishing industry, and a stagnating ecosystem. Desperate to provide for his wife and their newborn son, whose growth impediment requires treatment, Jesmark gradually slips into an illicit black-market fishing operation. 

Malta, 2021
Maltese with Arabic subtitles
95 minutes

Director: Alex Camilleri
Screenwriter: Alex Camilleri
Cast: Jesmark Scicluna, Michela Farrugia, David Scicluna
Cinematography: Léo Lefèvre
Editing: Alex Camilleri
Sound: Robert Bonello
Music: Jon Natchez
Producer/s: Rebecca Anastasi, Ramin Bahrani, Alex Camilleri and Oliver Mallia 

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