When Tasmania met Poros
Together we fight against fish farming!
31 October 2023
In October, when Tasmania met Poros, director Mike Sampey and producer Kirsten Bacon from LOWCo visited us from Australia to create a documentary against fish farming. Armed with their years of experience in the fight against fish farming, they skillfully captured the natural beauty and picturesqueness of the area, highlighting the deep connection of its inhabitants to nature. Through interviews, they got to know the local community and documented their concerns about the harmful impact of fish farming. They were moved by the picturesque landscapes, pristine nature and the hospitality of the local people. However, they also felt the weight of the heartbreaking reality that fish farming is threatening this idyllic area. The documentary will be ready early next year and will be an important tool in our mission to protect Poros and the surrounding region.
On October 10, at the Cine Diana open-air cinema, the unique event “From Tasmanian Tides to Poros shores” was held. Around 150 people attended and another 100 watched it online! During the event, the anti-fishfarming documentaries “The Toxic Tsunami” and “The Heart of the Island” were screened in English with Greek subtitles. The screening was followed by a constructive discussion between the audience and the filmmakers. This event provided a platform to share our common experiences, exchange ideas and inspire each other with our commitment to protect the environment and the local community from the threat of fish farming. We are extremely grateful for the amazing work of creators Mike Sampey and Kirsten Bacon and for the excellent collaboration of the locals on this great project. Thank you all for your contribution to our fight to protect our beautiful island.
At Katheti, we’re dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and biodiversity of our beloved island, and this documentary will be a vital tool in our mission to protect our waters. As Poros is threatened by the POAY’s plans, Katheti supports our community’s joint effort thorough research and educational efforts regarding the negative impact of industrial fish farming. On World Ocean’s Day (8 June) 2023, we screened Francesco De Augustinis’ documentary “Saving Poros”, as part of our multi-faceted communication campaign. On our YouTube channel, you can watch a series of international documentaries about fish farming to which we have added Greek subtitles and on Katheti’s website you can find all “Fish Farming Information” related to Greece and similar communities worldwide.