“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” (Anaïs Nin)
SeeMôr Short Film
SWISS COAST is a portrait of two small-scale coastal fishermen from the Wadden Sea; Jan and Barbara. They supply us with food from nature by hand. A way of fishing that dates from prehistoric times. The film makes a connection between the Swiss Alps and the Wadden Sea: nutrients in the water from the mountains, are forming a healthy breeding ground for the oysters, mussels and fish that the fishermen couple catches in the Wadden Sea and then sells in Zurich. Amidst the overwhelming beauty of nature, on the border between land and sea, Jan and Barbara compel us to think, through the eyes of filmmaker Andrea Pellerani, about the relationship we humans have with nature. Nature is not separate from us, we are part of it. Everything we do has a direct effect on nature.