On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the fishermen prepare their wooden boats for the departure. It’s new moon, so an ideal time to attract the fish with light in the pitch-black night. After a quick snack, they leave with their two boats into the darkness. Out on the lake, the well-rehearsed team skillfully moors the two boats parallel to each other with long wooden poles. They let the net sliding into the depths in between and turn on the spotlights. They wait patiently through the whole night. Fish appear again and again in the cone of light - that gives them hope. Before dawn, they pull up the net. The catch is barely enough for the fishermen and their families to survive and is decreasing massively the last years. Back on the beach, the traders are already waiting for them and the fish are sold directly on the boat. Now they have to rest a little before they will go back out into the darkness the next night.