MY VILLAGE, MY LOBSTER is a one-hour documentary film that tells the powerful and shocking story of the indigenous Miskito lobster divers along Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast who risk their lives diving for the region's most lucrative resource – the Caribbean spiny lobster.

Because of lobster diving, hundreds of Miskito divers have died and thousands more live paralyzed from decompression sickness, a diving-related condition commonly known as the bends .Decompression sickness results when a diver ascends too rapidly from the depths of the ocean or fails to make decompression stops during the ascent, causing a rapid decrease in pressure. In severe cases, divers can lose consciousness, experience immediate paralysis, fall into a coma or even die.

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