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'Fishing Without Nets' fails to catch interest
'Fishing Without Nets' fails to catch interest

Based on a 2012 Sundance-winning short, the Somali pirate flick "Fishing Without Nets" more readily invites comparisons with the Oscar-nominated "Captain Phillips." "Fishing Without Nets" recounts a fictitious ship-hijacking entirely from the Somali perspective, recalling expository scenes in "Captain Phillips" in which we see the Somalis' home life and the extent to which piracy is one of a very few options for survival. This new film does little to expand on the subject. Abdi (Abdikani Muktar) comes from a long line of fishermen, but his nets have been coming up empty in part because of ocean pollution. With his wife and young son fleeing...

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