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19 November 2019

Raised on Waves

by Syd Briscoe

Pavillon: “Daughter of the Sea” - 3 mins 49s

Generations of history provide the background to this poignant film for French fishing union Pavillon. A father prepares to pass on his legacy to his daughter during an emotional final day on the water, reflecting on her life spent growing up alongside the ocean.

There's a lovely sense of hazy nostalgia to the film, as scenes of the family changing over the years are interspersed with crisply-shot views of the water itself. The bond between father and daughter permeates throughout the narrative, as he encourages her sea-bound passions.

Earnest and timely, director Maceo Frost's piece offers a suitable footnote to one hardworking fisherman's career. Him handing over the keys to his boat - yet still getting the chance to connect with his daughter over a new hobby - serves as a satisfyingly bittersweet ending, too.

Director: Maceo Frost Ⓟ Ⓦ (Knucklehead Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Christophe Collette

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