"Stealing From The Poor", a documentary by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, is participating in the competition section for medium films at the 8th International Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival. The documentary's screening will take place tomorrow Saturday, the 21st of April, at 11:00 a.m.
The festival's 8th edition will be held between the 19th and the 22nd of April, in Doha, Qatar. Its' target is to become a platform, where filmmakers from all over the world meet and exchange experiences and knowledge.
"Stealing from the Poor" was filmed in Senegal, where pirate fishing perpetrated by huge industrial vessels belonging to developed countries is depriving the inhabitants of this West African country of their main source of subsistence. "Stealing from the Poor" sheds light on the unknown aspects of a huge pirate industry which commits a crime in your dish!
The international market's ever-rising demand for fish has driven European and Asian fishing fleets towards the coasts of West Africa. Hundreds of industrial pirate ships are fishing illegally in the territorial waters of the states of the area, destroying all forms of marine life and condemning millions of Africans to poverty and hunger.