Dir: Hubert Sauper
Austria / 2004 / 107mins


Date: Mon 21 February, 2005
Time: 19:00
Price: -
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Sometime in the 1960's, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world.

Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo... Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark center of the continent. The director gains access to some amazing situations and an incredible array of people, including local businessmen, guards, prostitutes, street kids and pilots - all giving little cause for optimism.

Presented in association with the Sheffield International Documentary Festival On Tour.

"A fascinating cautionary tale in the guise of a documentary showing how, in the age of globalisation, things can evolve in the worst possible of unforeseen ways. Witty, incisive, heart-breaking, angry, shocking, and very imaginative..."- Time Out London