Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story (2003) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In the year 2000, the Hungarian river Tisza was flooded with tons of cyanide from an Australian-Romanian gold mine. Fishermen like Balazs Meszaros struggled to survive. In an effort to save his people and their way of life, Balazs travels to Australia to confront the mining company responsible for destroying his livelihood.


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  • Balazs Meszaros is a Hungarian fisherman who has sustained a living from fishing the River Tisza. In 2000, an Australian-Romanian mining company suffered a Cyanide spill resulting in an ecological disaster that devastated the river's eco-system. Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story follows Balazs' struggle to gain compensation for his fellow fishermen for the loss of income and livelihood incurred by the spill. Revealing the suffering etched into Balazs' face, his weary eyes and weathered skin, Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story is a powerful insight into the human condition and an extraordinary piece of documentary portraiture. from acmi.net

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