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"WILD CAUGHT is a North Carolina work of historical and cultural importance" - T. Jerry Williams
 




Fisherman works a net off the NC Coast. - Photo by Matt Barr

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Wild Caught: The Life and Struggles of an American Fishing Town
is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of small-scale commercial fishermen living in Snead’s Ferry, North Carolina. For over 300 years the fishermen have made a precarious living catching shrimp, clams and fin-fish; now, the forces of globalization, imports, rising fuel prices and explosive coastal growth are threatening this hard-fought and deeply ingrained way of life.  They don’t do it for the money—they fish because they have to, because they love the freedom. They are some of the last true independent spirits left in America, and their struggles to keep afloat in Snead’s Ferry is symbolic of what is going on around the country, and around the planet.

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