Short of the Week: 6 Miles Out - One Day in the Life of Gaza Fishermen
Sunday 23 December 2018, by
This week’s film was one of the highlights of the 2018 edition of the Bristol Palestine Film Festival. 6 Miles Out is a short doc offering an intimate and authentic encounter with a group of fishermen in Gaza as they set out at dawn and follows them throughout the day and night, when they unavoidably become the target of Israeli military ships, hurling threats and warning shots, pushing them back towards the coast and away from the more plentiful supply of fish. The boats are restricted to 6 miles off the coast, as the title suggests, which often doesn’t even allow the fishermen to cover the cost of fuel.
The film was made by the charity We Are No Numbers, which brought together artists and activists that help portray the daily lives of Palestinians.