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Tony's Ground

UK, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Nicholas Clark

A lyrical documentary which tells of the life of Tony Brewer, one of the last Mudhorse Fishermen to catch shrimps by the ancient method, whose livelihood is probably threatened by waste from a nuclear power station. The film shows Tony at work on the mudflats and later preparing the shrimps for market.

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