Pathways Communication Grant Project: « Pescando Transformaciones »

Film Launch: « Fishing Transformations » (« Pescando Transformaciones »)

We are happy to announce the launch of the short film entitled « Fishing Transformations » (« Pescando Transformaciones ») by one of the Pathways Communication Grant Awardees from Round 1. The project aims to co-create a transformative space by identifying and bringing together several innovative initiatives in small-scale fisheries in Uruguay and thus promoting the exchange of experiences, knowledge, and visions of the future. The co-creation of visions is a key element that serves as a collective objective in this project, driving actions in the present to move towards the desired future. To this end, the project involves various disciplines (Art, Transition Design, Sustainability Science) and societal actors (fishers, gastronomes, environmental entrepreneurs, researchers, technicians) to promote collective learning, agency, creativity, and empowerment through diverse and plural approaches. The project also seeks to be a platform for disseminating existing positive changes in local small-scale fisheries through the production and diffusion of communication pieces for broad audiences and interventions to promote small-scale fishing, its products, and its potential in the local gastronomy. In academic terms, the project seeks to empirically analyse the transformative potential of a coalescence process of innovative initiatives related to small-scale fisheries. This process aims to articulate new narratives and visions of the future towards more sustainable trajectories and thus challenge dominant narratives prone to sustaining the status quo and/or reproducing unsustainable practices.

The film makes its debut on 30 November at 18:00 (GMT-3) at the Cultural Center of Spain in Montevideo, Uruguay and will be live streamed here (in Spanish). The film will be available with English subtitles in December.

Read more here
Watch the trailer here (in Spanish)