In 2005, the Fulton Fish Market was moved from Downtown Manhattan to Hunts Point, in the Bronx. This film is half-way between a video-portrait, or an archive of night-workers in the Bronx, and a video-atlas, or a sketching of the displacement of a historical landmark.
The fish sellers, the buyers, the filet men, the truck drivers, the journey men, the security guards, share their impressions on the new location, on the old market, on the neighborhood, and their relationship to the ocean, boats and fish. Based on a topological structure, the film becomes a medium for these conversations affected by our intrusion, which then eventually drift towards a spatial acknowledgment of this so called 'no man's land'.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Fabien Clouette :
Born in St Malo (France) in 1989.
Postgraduate from the EHESS Paris (2012) Visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York in 2012/2013.
Now working in the Program team of Villa Gillet (Lyon).
Publications : "Une épidémie" (french novel published by Publie.net (september 2013)).
Publications in reviews (nerval.fr, revue A Verse...)
Born in 1988, completes Master Degree in Film Theory et École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2012 before leaving to NY for a year at Columbia University. NY becomes an opportunity to develop his film projects and to start his first feature documentary after meeting Fabien Clouette at Columbia University. Several film-essays crafted since 2006 (vimeo.com/jeremiebrugidou/videos)