Oyster

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Directed by Kim Beamish
2017
Australia
80 minutes
All Ages
A delightful portrait of a NSW South Coast oyster farmer, his family and the precarious three year journey it takes to bring his Sydney rock oysters to market.

A punt glides over Merimbula Lake on the NSW South Coast, with passionate young oyster farmer Dom at the helm. It’s a romantic picture of tranquil beauty and a life close to nature. But Dom and fellow locals swear the water’s getting warmer and the storms more severe. The Sydney rock oyster takes three years to mature and is highly vulnerable to pollution, diseases and changes in water temperature and salinity. Oyster follows Dom and his wife Pip at home, their work shed, and on the water, to see what it’s like to raise two energetic young boys, while you’re working long hours to keep a few million oysters alive.

Kim Beamish won awards for his 2015 film, The Tentmakers of Cairo. He is an educator and tutor in cinematography and editing at the University of Canberra.

Festival guest: Pat Fiske and Kim Beamish

This film is nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary:

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Oyster

Event Cinemas George St 9
Sat 16 June
2pm—3:20pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2017
Classification
All Ages
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Kim Beamish
Producer
Pat Fiske
Cinematographer
Kim Beamish
Company Credits
Production Company: Bower Bird Films
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