Description

The port of Granville on the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel has harbored three ships named “Charles-Marie”: a dory (a flat bottom fishing boat), a traditional wooden trawler, and most recently, fresh from the shipping yard, a modern fishing vessel. Three generations of boats and four generations of sea-faring fishermen have sailed a “Charles Marie” on these waters. It’s time to pay homage to their vanishing fishing techniques passed down from generation to generation, time to consider the long tradition of those who “have fishing in their blood.” They practice a trade that is fraught with difficulties and incredibly demanding. Although fishing is a time-honored trade, these fishermen face countless uncertainties in a profession that is as fickle as the sea. This film is part of the ‘Seasons of the Bay’ Series.