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Somali pirate film 'Fishing Without Nets' enters choppy waters

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Fishing Without Nets

There are ambitious-sounding debut films. There are ambitious-sounding debut films. And then there is Fishing Without Nets.

The VICE-produced movie concerns the lives of Somali pirates and was directed by the then just 26-year-old American filmmaker Cutter Hodierne in East Africa with Kenyan actors. Hodierne could have returned with just heatstroke and water-damaged cameras. Instead, he came back with a film that won him the Directing Award for U.S. Dramatic Film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Fishing Without Nets opens on Sept. 26 at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles and on Oct. 3 at the Cinema Village in New York, and will then expand around the country. The film will also be available on VOD from Oct. 28.

See an exclusive new trailer for Fishing Without Nets below.