Stolen Fish

Gosia Juszczak, United Kingdom, Poland, Spain / English, Mandinka, Wolof / 2020 / 30' / World Premiere

In the smallest country of continental Africa, Gambia, fish are now being powered 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 while overfishing is depleting marine ecosystems. The film follows three Gambians who share intimate stories of daily struggle, anger, hope and longing for their loved ones in the midst of difficult migration routes. A good example of how the global fishmeal industry impacts the lives of local people of one of the poorest countries in the western coast of Africa.

Click here to watch a pre-recorded Q&A with Stolen Fish director Gosia Juszczak, moderated by Agnès Wildenstein, our Associate Programmer.

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The Story of Plastic

Deia Schlosberg, United States, India, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Belgium / English, Hindi, Chinese, Tagalog, Indonesian / 2019 / 95' / International Premiere

The Story of Plastic unearths the real causes of our growing plastic pollution problem and the twisted narratives we have been fed by industry to distract us and displace blame. Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, The Story of Plastic brings into focus this alarming, man-made crisis. Striking footage, original animations, and archival material combine to point to the disastrous impact of the plastics industry, shedding new light on a pressing global challenge that threatens the life and health of animals, humans, and civilization on Earth.

Click here to watch a pre-recorded Q&A with The Story of Plastic director Deia Schlosberg, moderated by Agnès Wildenstein, our Associate Programmer.

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Karabash / Карабаш

Ilya Komarov, Russia / Russian / 2019 / 29' / International Premiere

Karabash is not just a town on the brink of ecological catastrophe; we enter this town through the story of Volodya, a twenty-year-old factory worker who spends his spare time in the universe of Warhammer games. He hates change. Volodya belongs to the first generation that grew under Putin’s regime and doesn’t remember or know any other times, and he is okay with that.

Volodya considers this to be his motto: "In the sinister darkness of the distant future, there is only war."

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