FISHING WITHOUT NETS is a story of pirates in Somalia, told from the perspective of the pirates. The cast includes: Abdikani Muktar, Abdi Siad, Abduwhali Faarah, Abdikhadir Hassan, Reda Kateb, and Idil Ibrahim.
The upcoming feature film is based on the short film of the same name, which won the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where director Cutter Hodierne was awarded the Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic, the feature length film is the first scripted movie from VICE Films.
In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow pirates hit the high seas and capture a French oil tanker, demanding a hefty ransom. During the long, tedious wait for the cash to arrive, Abdi forges a tentative friendship with one of the hostages. When some of the pirates resort to violence, Abdi must make dramatic choices to determine his course.