The Last Goldfish
The Last Goldfish
The Last Goldfish
The Last Goldfish
The Last Goldfish
The Last Goldfish
The Last Goldfish

The Last Goldfish

Regular price $345.00
    • Audience Award /  Sydney Film Festival
    • New York Jewish Film Festival
    • Chicago Jewish Film Festival
    • Adelaide International Film Festival
    • Frameline - San Fransisco LGBTQ Film Festival 

"The Last Goldfish is an astounding revelation not only of one woman’s discovery of her family history before and after Nazism but also of her reconnection to her Jewish heritage." - Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC 

This hearty and deeply layered account of a woman's search for her lost history as offers a powerful reflection on intersectionality and the delicate nature of personal identity in a wider narrative of outsiderhood. 

In the days preceding WWII, Manfred Goldfish, a German Jew, fled Nazi Germany with his wife and found an unlikely refuge in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago.  Manfred's daughter Su was born in Trinidad and spent a unique childhood immersed in its culture, before the family emigrated again and found a permanent home in Australia.  Su grew up protected from the disturbing origins of her family's refugee narrative -- she is the last Goldfish -- yet was perceptive to its emotional undertones that have continued to resonate throughout her life's course.

In this highly attuned documentary, filmmaker Su Goldfish embarks on a cinematic investigation to unearth her family's past, and retrace the trauma of persecution that has inherently shaped her inner identity.  What follows is personally revelatory, and evokes a universal narrative of trauma and migration. 

The Last Goldfish offers a reflection on personal identity, as filtered through Su's complex experience as a Jew, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, a Queer woman, and a refugee in predominantly black society. It is a story of exploration and reconciliations whose bare psychological insights are as myriad as they are illuminating.

81 Minutes /  English 

Directed by: Su Goldfish
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