In 2005, the Fulton Fish Market was moved from Downtown Manhattan to Hunts Point, in the Bronx. The film that we're shooting is half-way between a video-portrait, or an archive of nightworkers in the Bronx, and a video-atlas, or a sketching of the displacement of a historical landmark.
With the creation of this additional Market, the Hunts Point neighborhood became the "Stock Market" of the Bronx, and furthermore of the new New York, although it is still considered as one of New York City's worst neighborhoods. It is an industrial and commercial complexe, but its nights are filled with voices and memories.
The fish sellers, the buyers, the tuna men, the filet men, the truck drivers, the journey men, the security guards... share their impressions on the new location, on the old market, on the neighborhood... They mention their experience of the nightshifts, their relationship to the ocean, to fishing, to fish.
Through the inteviews and conversations, we wish to provide this new space with a spatial aknowledgement, based on the structure of a geographical Atlas.
We film this market as part of a larger space: Hunts Point Neighborhood, with the other Markets (Meat, Flower...), the Sanitation Facility, a Correctional Center - actually the only boat in the area, fixed at dock.
The title of the teaser "On The Bronx Waterfront", is inspired by Elia Kazan's movie "On The Waterfront", with Marlon Brando and his hook.