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The long haul

11 minutes

Defying social pressure, a woman commits herself to lobster fishing and the sea

In this meditative short documentary, a woman who works on a lobster boat reflects on what keeps her doing a dangerous, male-dominated job despite pressure from friends and family to return to school or find a new line of work. Instead of caving to those pressures, she embraces living outside the ‘real world’, seeing beauty and clarity in a life connected to the sea, and finding meaning in the very act of defying expectations.

Director: Will Davies, Chloe White

Music: Tom Carrell

Website: Whalebone Films

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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

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