The “women in the seafood industry” project was developed by the International Organisation for Women in the Seafood Industry (WSI), with the support of AFD French Development Agency and Matis Icelandic R&D company. It has received 15 short stories from Ireland, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Spain and USA including Alaska. They are available here: https://womeninseafood.com/videos-2018/
The short films (<4mn) document lives of women in several segment of the seafood industry (fishing, fishfarming, processing, retailing, marketing). The selection is primarily based on the clarity of the description of women’s lives in the seafood world.
Members of the international jury come from all continents.
Dr Fenella Porter, one of the member of the jury shares her thought: “The competition is an excellent way to communicate about the real issues that are faced by women in the seafood industry, without getting too buried in theoretical text. It is effective and informative, and an enjoyable way to get this kind of insight. The voices of these women are authentic and clear, and must be heard.”
In addition to receiving a monetary prize (1,000 euros or 500 euros), the three winning videos will be shown internationally:
The contest will be reconducted in 2019.