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The Last Goldfish (PG)

Introduction by the filmmaker

Please join us for an introduction by filmmaker Su Goldfish at the Sunday 26 November session

“My father tells me stories, not always the truth”

A daughter’s search for her lost family stretches from Australia to Trinidad and WWII Germany. Rich with archival images, Su Goldfish’s autobiographical documentary echoes through all those touched by forced migration. Manfred Goldfish tried to suppress the trauma that made him a refugee in 1939. When his filmmaker daughter unearths her father’s extraordinary story, she also discovers where she belongs. Su Goldfish was raised in Trinidad, but moved to Australia when she was thirteen, following an attempted military coup. As a child, Su didn’t realise she was white. As an adult, she finds a new family in Sydney’s queer community, learns she is Jewish and that she has half-siblings on the other side of the world. Told through a personal archive stretching across a century, this search for one lost family echoes through all those touched by forced migration.

Why should you see this film?

An Audience Favourite at the Sydney Film Festival, The Last Goldfish has also screened recently at the Adelaide Film Festival and the Jewish International Film Festival.

 

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