Strange Fish

Strange Fish

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Strange Fish | | | | 55 min

How does it feel to see a dead body floating in the sea like a strange fish? This film evokes the absurdity of Zarzis, a tunisian fishermen town on the border of war torn Libya, where fishing became a source of fear. Here, we meet Salah Mecherek, Chamseddine Bourassine, and Chamseddine Marzoug. Every time Salah goes out at sea, he fears to bump into something strange. After the Tunisian revolution, Chamseddine Bourassine founded the Association of the fishermen with the objective to coordinate the response to the rising migration crisis, while Chamseddine Marzoug ended up with the most horrific job: he became the gravedigger of the unknowns.

Awards

 

Best Documentary Award at Genova Film Festival

Prize for Distribution France 3 Corse ViaStella and RAI 3 at Primed (International Festival of Mediterranean documentary and reportage)

Best Documentary Award at MyArt Film Festival 2018

BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas Award at Festival Internazionale del Documentario di Milano

Special Mention of the Jury at Festival Internazionale del Documentario di Milano2019

Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Women’s Film Festival in Portugal

EU’s Media Migration award,  2017

Visioni dal Mondo 2018: Concorso italiano