The Flip Side

'Conservation is about the survival of an ecological community. What if poaching where the only solution for the survival of a human one?

The Flip Side is the intimate portrait of a marginalised community of small scale fishermen in South Africa’s Western Cape. Denied access to traditional fisheries and struggling to survive these communities have resorted to poaching abalone for the lucrative Far East market. The Flip Side, follows the story of Angelo Joseph as he begins to negotiate the obstacle-strewn path leading his community from the negative impacts of poaching to a more sustainable future in aquaculture.