Uncle Oddvar and the Wave

Anne Katriina Pedersen
33 minutes


Uncel Oddvar and The Wave is a character-driven film about a soon to be 70 year old fisherman from a little village in the north of Norway. Every spring and summer he produces stockfish for a global market as one of the last ones in the village.

 We follow Uncle Oddvar and his stockfish from April to September, and get a glimpse into the life of a fisherman. Through Uncle Oddvars stories and songs the film brings up themes of traditional knowledge, ageing, fish farming, the outside world and the environment.

Producer / Production company: 
Visual Cultural Studies, The Arctic University of Norway