A Fish Tale
Johnny believes in the future of Africa. He lives in Israel, but dreams of returning with modern fish farming techniques. His wife, Thérèse, sees little hope back home. She is determined to create the best possible future for their children, whatever the price may be. When their visas expire, tensions between the two arise, leading to an inevitable clash. Emmanuelle Mayer’s directorial debut is a moving documentary portrait, pieced out of ten years of intimate footage. Emphasizing the profound gap between developing Africa and the West, the film contrasts male and female narratives and raises ideas of choice versus fate.
Director: Emmanuelle Mayer
Producer: Emmanuelle Mayer , Noam Pinchas
Duration: 52 min.
Date of Release: 26.7.2019
Country of Production: Israel
Language: Hebrew, English
Festivals & Awards
Jerusalem Film Festival 2020
Audience Favorite & Other Israel Awards
International Film Festival Fishermen of the World, France, 2020
Flying Broom Film Festival, Turkey 2020
FIFEQ in Quebec, Canada 2020
Millenium Int'l Documentary Film Festival, Belgium 2020
Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Women's Film Festival, Portugal 2020
Special Jury Mention
Films Femmes Mediteranne Marseille, France 2021
Ethnocineca International Film Festival, Austria 2021
Belmont World Film, USA 2021
Go2Films - Hedva Goldschmidt
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