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A Fish Tale

Filmmaker : Emmanuelle Mayer Israel, 2019 PRODUCTION : Emmanuelle Mayer
English, Hebrew English, French

About this film


A painful, luminous film about the daily tragedies of a scattered Ghanaian family, fragmented by socio-political constraints, but nevertheless alive, united and driven by the visceral need to have a geographical and affective place to call home.

FIFEQ-MTL's opinion

An important, authentic and touching testimony on the issues of immigration filmed over nearly a decade.


Island Road by Francescu Artily


Emmanuelle Mayer

Emmanuelle Mayer was born in 1980 in Paris, France. After finishing her BFA in Photography at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, she continued her studies of MFA in Cinema and Television at the Tel Aviv University. Since 2009 she has filmed over 15 feature length documentaries as well as documentary television series In Israel, USA, Poland, France, DRC, UK, Italy and Switzerland. The films she has shot have been broadcasted various film festivals and TV channels. Emmanuelle Mayer works as a DP mainly in documentary films. Her first feature documentary film as a director A Fish Tale won the audience award and the Other Israel Award for Best Israeli Film Highlighting Minority Populations at Jerusalem film festival (2019).