Fishing All My Days (1986)

A 1986 film about open sea sprimp fishing in Florida, showing the techniques, rituals, and superstitions of the African American, Anglo, and Mediterranean fishermen. Included is documentation of the building of a wooden spring boat, and of the various kinds of nets that were developed for the open sea.

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For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Peggy Bulger, Alan Saperstein, the distributor Florida Folklife Program, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Peggy Bulger, Alan Saperstein
  • Produced by: Eric Larsen, James Morgese
  • Cinematographer: Bill Abrams, Alan Saperstein
  • Other Credits: Presented by WUFT-TV and The Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs ; Field engineers: Ross Winans, Jerry Reynolds ; Folklife fieldwork: Peggy Bulger, Eric Larsen, David Taylor ; Videotape edit engineer: Jerry Reynolds ; Script: Eric Larsen ; Titles: Bill Abrams ; Production assistants: Yvonne Bryant, Debra Robinson ; Narrator: Hank Conner ; Music: David Mason
  • Funding: This project was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities
  • Original Format: 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
  • ┬ęCopyright 1986, Florida Department of State, George Firestone, Secretary of State
  • 29 mins, Color
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