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Title The vampire fish / directed by Jean Queyrat ; produced by Manuel Catteau and ZED
Published Paris, Ile-de-France : ZED, 1999


Description 1 online resource (video file (26 min.)) : sound, color
Series Master of the spirits
Summary On the northern coast of Kenya, in the waters once crossed by Sinbad the Sailor, the Bajun people practice an extraordinary traditional technique: remora fishing. Respected by everyone, once venerated as a god, the remora attaches itself to turtles, rays, and sharks for its nourishment. The legend recounts that the remora sucks the blood of its victims to tire them out. Hence the name 'vampire fish'. Alphan lives north of the Kenyan coast, on one of the wildest islands in the Lamu archipelago, the island of Kiwayu, on the edge of the Indian Ocean. He used to be a sailor on a tanker and traveled all of the world's oceans. He gave it up however, to come home and live with his people
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 12, 2014)
This edition in English
Subject Bajun (African people) -- Kenya
Remora (Fish)
Fishing -- Kenya
Fishers -- Kenya
Bajun (African people)
Remora (Fish)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Wenger, Allan, narrator.
Queyrat, Jean, film director.
Catteau, Manuel, film producer.
Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung. Zentralstelle für Erziehung, Wissenschaft und Dokumentation, production company.