Oyster

Category: 
Documentary Feature
Film Website: 
http://oysterfilm.com/
Credits
Director: 
Kim Beamish
Producer: 
Pat Fiske
Cinematographer: 
Kim Beamish
Composer: 
Mike Dooley
Film Collection: 
ADAPTATION
Synopsis: 

In enviable weather, on the southeast coast of Australia, a punt glides over Merimbula Lake towards an oyster lease, with a passionate young oyster farmer Dom at the helm.  It’s a romantic picture of tranquil beauty and a life close to nature, attuned to the rhythm of the tides.  But Dom and fellow locals swear the water’s getting warmer and the storms more severe.  The only oyster it’s legal for them to grow in the lake is the famous gourmet’s delight, the Sydney Rock Oyster. Taking three years to mature, it’s highly vulnerable to pollution and changes in water temperature and salinity.  There are diseases too and the threat of competition from a much faster growing non-native species, the Pacific Oyster.  OYSTER follows Dom and Pip into their home, their work-shed, out on their punt and into the water, to see what it’s like to be raising two energetic young boys, while you’re working big hours to keep a few million oysters alive, and any decision you make to deal with the pressures of climate change, environmental damage and increasing disease could have far reaching consequences.

 

Country: 
Australia
Runtime: 
1 hour 20 minutes
Schedule
Venue: 
Yeiser Art Center
Time: 
Friday, November 3 - 1:00pm
Snapshots: 
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