Between the Devil and the Deep

Heinrich Dahms Long documentary - 2015 - 93 min.
Twelve plus
Drug and alcohol abuse
Foul language

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A charismatic fisherman and mother-of-pearl poacher. A mourning mother whose son perished at sea. A love destroyed by crystal meth. Documentary maker Heinrich Dahms documents the torn lives in a South African fishing community from up close - from round-ups at sea to intimate moments in people’s homes. The question is who is threatened most: the illegally harvested sea slug that is considered a delicatessen and aphrodisiac in China or this community, which is afflicted by poverty, drug abuse and police violence.


Director(s) Heinrich Dahms
Producer(s) Michèle Aimé
Production Company
Steven Dhoedt
Executive Producer
Michèle Aimé
Michèle Aimé
Heinrich Dahms
Director of Photography
Sound Design
Raf Enkels
Sound on Set
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