Over the centuries, local communities around the Messolonghi lagoon in Greece have developed a variety of fishing techniques to support their livelihoods. One of them is the creation of natural fish farms called ιβάρια (ivaria), still based on traditional knowledge, by using barrier traps to capture ﬁsh during their migration to the open sea. The locals have a special word for ivari fishing –Άλιμα (alima)–. The film observes the daily routine of the fishermen working and living in the ivari of Komma –located around a small islet in the lagoon– as it takes place in the fishing period from spring to winter 2017.
Loukas Koubouris & Nickolas Papadimitriou
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