A documentary film about Canadian Great Lakes commercial fisheries.
Last Boat on the Lake is a documentary about the commercial fisheries of the Great Lakes, which are one of the world’s largest freshwater commercial fisheries but are largely unknown to the general public. This film examines the challenges and opportunities that these fisheries face in a rapidly changing world, as well as providing an intimate look at the people who bring local fish to North American tables.
Last Boat on the Lake, which will be released in 2023, is a research-based documentary film about the Canadian commercial fisheries of the Laurentian Great Lakes. These unique fisheries can be found in small ports throughout the Great Lakes, but most Canadians are unaware of them. This film will use the voices of fish harvesters as well as never-before-seen footage of commercial fishing life to provide viewers with an intimate portrait of the challenges and opportunities that this historic industry faces. Learn about the greatest fishery that most people have only tasted.
This film is supported in part by: The Conservation of Change lab at the University of Guelph, the Arrell Food Institute, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the MEOPAR network, and Dalhousie University.
Coming in 2023.