As a young boy, Zé left his Cape Verdean fishing village for a better life in Sweden. Several years later Zé returns to find his village has been transformed, and the beach where he once played football has disappeared. His family now digs sand from the ocean floor to sell for cheap concrete, because fishing no longer puts enough food on the table. Sandgrains is a documentary about the local impact of global fishing. The story takes us all the way from Africa to the corridors of the EU Parliament, where an effort to reform Europe’s failing fishing industry is underway. Directed and produced by Gabriel Manrique and Jordie Montevecchi.


2013 GB 52 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary
Topic: Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans, Sustainable Living