Fishing Without Nets
February 23, 2012 10:49 AM Subscribe
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"There are two ways to fish, with nets or without. But if I fish with violence, will my nets be full of blood?
" Fishing Without Nets
is a short film about Somali pirates from their point of view, which won the recent Sundance Jury Prize in short filmmaking
. The film will tour film festivals, and may be worked into a feature-length film. Writer/ producer/ editor Cutter Hodierne told his story of filming in Kenya to Vice
Funded by his filming of U2 on tour in 2009, Cutter Hodierne went to Kenya to research a feature-length film about Somali pirates from their point of view
. Hodeirne went with his friends and film collaborators John Hibey and Raphael Swann, where the three men were robbed on Swann's first night in Kenya
. That experience, and the three and a half months spent filming Fishing Without Nets
changed Hodierne's view of Somali pirates from his early romanticized view to a more nuanced understanding
"When I arrived there, and I started living among these guys — and getting robbed and stolen from myself — I started to realize it wasn't this simple. There's a sliding scale of morality that exists in a place where people are very desperate, and I started to change my perspective on how I viewed the pirates."
You can see 27 other videos from Cutter Hodierne on his Vimeo account
, including a rough video called Abdi Buys Gun
, subtitled Somalialand, which might be the lead actor in Fishing Without Nets
, a 17-year-old named Abdi.