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Fishing All My Days (1986)

About the Film

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.


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
  • © Copyright 1986, Florida Department of State, George Firestone, Secretary of State
  • 29mins, Color
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