GROWING UP AND GROWING WELLFLEET OYSTERS
The 40-minute documentary short centers around Clint Austin and his mother Barbara, both Wellfleet oyster men. After years of working alongside his mother, Clint now has his own oyster grant and is finding his place in the lineage of Wellfleet oyster men. He rolls the dice, betting that he can survive storms, disease, icebergs, and, now, pressure from other oystermen who have won an old lawsuit and have title to the beach. BY THE WATERS is about family and connection to place, and about a way of life dependent on the tides.