A dead fisherman, a desperate poacher and a broken romance are all bound by a single theme: the curse of the abalone. It’s an endangered marine snail, prized as an aphrodisiac in China. Its illegal harvesting is destroying the fishing communities of South Africa. A gripping and nuanced doc following three families torn between tradition and the promise of new-found wealth, and caught in a battle with a corrupt and brutal police force.

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Cast & Crew

Cast
Sherman Pharo
Director
Heinrich Dahms
Producers
Michèle Aimé

Information

Studio
Journeyman Pictures
Genre
Independent
Released
Copyright
© 2014 Buzzmedia Network/Visualantics

Languages

Primary
Afrikaans (Stereo)
Additional
English (Subtitles)

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