The 2020 competition received 23 films from 15 countries and saw the introduction of a new category, ”Life under Covid” as the Covid-19 virus has severely affected seafood workers, especially women. The winning film ”Move Forward” from Indonesia portrays the uplifting story of a young girl using education and technology to help support her family.
The strong stories from all over the world are highly individual yet reflect universal values. They describe struggles, discrimination, and opportunities that women face in the seafood industry. All the films emphasise the paramount role women play in the seafood supply chain. Without them, seafood would never reach the consumer and it is time for the industry to include them in their policies, private and public, says Marie Christine Monfort, WSI Executive Director. The videos from 2020 can be found on Youtube under Women in Seafood or on the www.womeninseafood.org website and WSI is already accepting entries for the 2021 video competition which is titled, ”Let it be known.”