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Blowin’ in the Wind

DOCUMENTARY 2009 24 mins Episode(s): 1 English English
A TV camera has been brought into a deep-sea tuna fishing boat for the first time in 30 years to film its 150-day activities.

This program focuses on a young man who became a fisherman after being laid off by a leading automaker. Against a backdrop of economic depression and employment uncertainty, the meaning of “work” is asked and the harsh labor of tuna fishing is revealed. Join in on an amazing story of how the novice fisherman experiences his 11-month voyage with anxiety about the unknown world.

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