Seaweed - Peasants in the Ocean

Malene Ravn, Bodil Trier, Denmark, 1989

39 min.DK/Documentary

The film is shot in the sea around Danajon, the reef of the Philippines where the seaweed is grown, from which the substance of carageenan is made. The people there were fishermen before, but now they are farmers living at sea. They are always threatened by typhoons that suddenly arrive and can destroy everything. And they have the constant fear that the foreign companies, which they work for, stop the demand for seaweed - they have nowhere else to sell. Carageenan is used as starch (E 407) in the food industry.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Tang - bønder i havet
Danish title Tang - bønder i havet
Keywords Working conditions, Child labour, Children's lives, Seaweed, Philippines, The, Asia, 1980-1989
Director Malene Ravn, Bodil Trier
Screenplay Malene Ravn, Bodil Trier
Director of Photography Bodil Trier
Editor Jørgen Kastrup
Sound Iben Haahr Andersen
Composer Jesper Zeuthen Nielsen
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Jens Ravn Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 437 meter, 16 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 03.11.1989
Cinemas Den Danske Filmskole
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Jens Ravn Film
Commissioned by Statens Filmcentral, Landscentralen for Undervisningsmidler
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Malene Ravn
Direction Bodil Trier


Script Malene Ravn
Script Bodil Trier


Cinematography Bodil Trier


Editing Jørgen Kastrup


Music Jesper Zeuthen Nielsen


Sound Iben Haahr Andersen


Voiceover Ulrik Cold

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