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'Fishing Without Nets' takes an authentic look at Somali pirates' life
'Fishing Without Nets' takes an authentic look at Somali pirates' life

The pirates gather on a ragged beach and sail toward shipping lanes, scanning for freighters, the prey of their craft. Rifles drawn, scarves blowing, they troll East African waters, where the deeds of desperate men collide with the precarious rhythms of global finance. An oil tanker appears on the horizon; the hunt quickens. "Fishing Without Nets," the first feature by director Cutter Hodierne, an American who once filmed rock stars, is an incisive tale of Somali villagers who have forsaken fishing nets for Kalashnikovs to hijack ships and kidnap crews for millions of dollars in ransom. Relying mostly on non-professional actors, including Somali refugees living in Kenya, the film...

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