Over the past year, I followed a group of young friends, all of them keen amateur fishermen, from a small farming village, in the Thrace region of Northern Greece. Although most of the time they returned home without catching any fish, what mattered for them most, was the friendship, the camaraderie, and the good time they spend together. Sometimes the fishing was accompanied by an overnight barbecue, and sometimes there was no fishing at all, just barbecue. In times of economic crisis, what unites these young people is their will to escape the boredom of living in a small village, their love for fishing, and the dream of a better future.
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