Stolen Fish
  • Year2020
  • Duration30 min

In the smallest country of continental Africa, Gambia, fish are now being powdered 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, Sheffield Doc Fest’s Associate Programmer.
(UK audiences only)

  • Director(s): Gosia Juszczak
  • Producer(s): Minority Rights Group International, Compassion in World Farming, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Oficina de Enlace Madrid
  • Country: United Kingdom, Poland, Spain
  • Language: English, Mandinka, Wolof
  • Premiere status: World Premiere