Interviews with seamen's widows take the viewer through the history of a trade as old as our civilisations, told by the women left behind on shore. These stories, represented on screen by flowing imagery, catalogue a collection of the souvenirs gathered at sea. Shot on 36-hour ferry cruises between Rotterdam and Hull, and Kiel and Oslo.

The other films shown within Tribulations

Filmmaker
Miriam Gossing, Lina Sieckmann
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Germany
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
20’
Language
English
Producer
Miriam Gossing, Lina Sieckmann, Elbe Stevens, Herbert Schwering
Production Company
Schalten und Walten, Elbe Stevens Film, Coin Film GmbH
Sales
Schalten und Walten
Cinematography
Christian Kochmann
Editor
Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing