Turning the Tide – The Fisher Folk of Tamil Nadu
Director: S. Vijay Gopal
Duration: 57 min, 24 sec
The boatmen of Tamil Nadu catch fish while observing two seasons as ‘Wadai Season’ (September-February) and ‘Kodai-Katru Season’ (March-August). Good knowledge of wind and weather movements make these fishermen confident to catch specific fish species. They predict the ocean currents just by looking at the colour of the clouds, size of the stars and pattern of waves. The documentary highlight the lifestyle of the boatmen through their and cultural contexts and rituals.