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“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after”
Henry David Thoreau
FISHING IN THE DUTCH DELTA.
One million Dutchmen play football, two million go angling. F.I.S.H.I.N.G is about fishing and about what moves the fisherman. Is angling a sport, a hobby or is it rather similar to hunting, a primeval and deeply anchored instinct? An Escape to everyday commitments, or heading back to unpredictable nature? And what about the fish itself? How does It feel having a hook stuck inside its mouth?
A CINEMATIC QUEST FOR THE FISHING INSTINCT INSIDE MAN F.I.S.H.I.N.G dives into the world of fisherman and fish. Above and below water. Low down town Amsterdam, the coastline, the North Sea, the wetlands, Dutch polders and on and along lakes and rivers. F.I.S.H.I.N.G unveils the parallel world of fisherman and fish in The Netherlands. F.I.S.H.I.N.G is a film by director Pieter-Rim de Kroon and scriptwriter Maarten de Kroon, makers of the award winning documentary Dutch Light.
: DVD PAL
: Pieter-Rim de Kroon
: Windmill Film Distributie
: 90 minuten
: all ages
: Amaray in luxury slipcase
: 5.1 & 2.0
: Dutch & Engels
: No English subtitles for the Extra’s. Sorry.
: Brief history of angling
: The history of Amsterdam’s ‘baarscolleges’
: About fishing, Papuans and the hunting instinct
: The legend of the human stingray
: Trailer Dutch
: Trailer English
Brief history of angling
Collector and sport angler Peter Paul Blommers discusses noble angling since the Middle Ages and the impressive rise of sport fishing in the 19th and 20th century.
The history of Amsterdam’s ‘baarscolleges’
More than a hundred years ago Amsterdam alone counted at least 100 Brass-angling associations. In Dutch they were called: baarscolleges. Collector and sport angler Peter Paul Blommers shows us his unique collection and discusses these associations.
About fishing, Papuans and the hunting instinct
Author and biologist Tijs Goldschmidt discusses the fascinating similarities that exist between hunting Papuans and men fishing in the Netherlands, the tranquillity anglers seek, nature, the excitement, the competition, full silicon breasted blondes and the need to ‘be off for a while’.
The legend of the human stingray
The worlds underneath and above the water. In the Papuans’ culture myths and fish have an important role. Tijs Goldschmidt talks about the myth of man and the stingray fish, and the worlds underneath and above the water.