A Fish Tale
(2019, directed by Emmanuelle Mayer)
Immediately following the WLS Erev Shavuot Service, we are delighted to be hosting the UK premiere of this directorial debut by Emmanuelle Mayer, direct from the Jerusalem Film Festival 2019. We bring this film to West London Synagogue, to focus on the remarkable work of our Social Action Team, and to shine a light on the dedication and hard work of the many volunteers who run our Drop-In Centre for Asylum Seekers, especially in these challenging times. The documentary is just under an hour long, and it will be followed by a ‘live’ discussion between our head of Social Action, Nic Schlagman (himself a veteran of working with migrants in Israel), and the film’s Director, Emmanuelle Mayer from her home in Israel.
In summary, A Fish Tale (2019) is a thought-provoking and deeply moving documentary, beautifully curated from ten years of intimate footage of the lives of African migrants to Israel, Johnny and Thèrèse and their family. The film’s universal themes highlight the gap between Africa and the ‘developed’ West, the often discordant issues between hope, choice and fate, and it explores the clashes between the different narratives within one family.
Trailer here: https://jff.org.il/en/movie/33028
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