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This Short Documentary Follows The Day Of A 90-Year-Old Fisherman Who Collects Plastic From The Ocean In Bali

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With around 8 million tons of plastic ending up in the oceans every year, plastic pollution is a problem that simply cannot be ignored. Discarded bottles, bags, and other waste can be found even in the most remote corners of the world, disturbing the habitats of animals, and people too.

To show just how much plastic pollution impacts the lives of people, American filmmaker Dana Frankoff produced a short documentary titled Voice Above Water. The documentary tells the story of a 90-year-old Balinese fisherman named Wayan Nyo who can no longer fish on the shores of the island due to all of the plastic waste floating in the ocean.

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American filmmaker Dana Frankoff produced a short documentary titled Voice Above Water telling the story of a 90-year-old Balinese fisherman

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In the documentary, Wayan says he’s been studying the art of fishing since he was just 10 years old and learned the skill by himself.

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The man says that he loves the ocean and has always dreamt of living by it.

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Wayan recalled the days when he was spearfishing as a teenager and catching fishes too big to fit on his small boat. Sadly, these days the fisherman can no longer catch these big fish anymore as the plastic waste simply drove them all away.

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Fed up with all the plastic getting caught in his net, the man decided to put it all on his boat and bring it to the shore. One day Wayan met someone from Java who agreed to take all of the plastic waste that he fished out of the ocean and get it recycled.

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The fisherman says that he wants his island to be back to how it was before and believes the problem can only be solved if the people work together.

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Wayan says he will only stop worrying about the ocean once he dies.

Watch the full documentary below

VOICE ABOVE WATER from Dana Frankoff on Vimeo

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