Stolen Fish

Gosia Juszczak 30:00 Poland

In the tiniest country of mainland Africa, The Gambia, fish is now being powdered up by Chinese corporations and exported to Europe and China to feed animals in industrial farming. As a result, Gambians are being deprived of their primary source of protein and overfishing is depleting marine ecosystems. The film follows Abou, Mariama and Paul, three Gambians who share intimate stories of daily struggle, anger, hope and longing for their loved ones in the midst of difficult migration routes. The first film on Gambia’s fishmeal factories, offering a unique insight into untold drivers of migration and the role played by women in new economic systems.

Gosia Juszczak is a Polish director and producer based in Spain, graduate of the documentary directing course at Andrzej Wajda Film School in Warsaw. In her documentary work, Gosia focuses on social issues, human rights, migration and borders. Stolen Fish was ranked by VICE Magazine as one of the 10 most radical films to see at Sheffield Doc/Fest, was nominated for the Oscar-qualifying Best Short Award at Doc Edge in New Zealand, and was screened at 40+ film festivals worldwide and awarded at many. Apart from her filmmaking career, Gosia is a journalist, translator and public speaker as former Human Rights observer in the Middle East. Among others, she moderated a debate after the screening of Oscar-nominated “Five broken cameras” at Docs Against Gravity film festival.