“STOLEN FISH” AWARDED AT FRENCH FESTIVAL
The short film by Małgorzata Juszczak was named best documentary at this year's One Country One Film in France.
One Country One Film is a summer holiday festival that takes place in two exceptionally beautiful French towns – Issoire and Apchat. The programme of the event is extremely diverse. The audience can expect both feature-length and short productions. There is room for documentaries, live action films and animated ones.
The awarded “Stolen Fish” takes place in Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, where fish are running low. Ever since Chinese fishmeal factories were built there – most of them are processed into animal feed and then sent to China and Europe. Despite protests, the huge neo-colonial business flourishes, and the promises of new roads and hundreds of jobs turn out to be nothing more than an illusion. The stories of fishermen Paul and Abou and fish merchant Mariam put an intimate frame around the story of West Africa's stolen development and the need to look for a better life in Europe.
A list of all awarded films can be found here.