Mediterranean July – Malta
Our trip to the Mediterraneo stops in Malta with the presentation of a film (Luzzu), organised by the Embassy of Malta in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Ireland, and the support of the Instituto Cervantes Dublin.
Synopsis: Jesmark, a Maltese fisherman, contends with a newfound leak in his wooden luzzu boat. Barely getting by, he sees his livelihood — and a family tradition from generations before him — imperilled by diminishing harvests, a ruthless fishing industry, and a stagnating ecosystem. Desperate to provide for his wife and their newborn son, whose growth impediment requires treatment, Jesmark gradually slips into an illicit black-market fishing operation.