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Dans le cadre de l’édition 2021 du Millenium Film Festival, découvrez les films polonais suivants: During the Millenium Documentary Film Festival, discover these two Polish films:
“Stolen Fish” by Gosia Juszczak
From 05.05 to 30.05 // 30 Min // English, subtitled in French and English
In Gambia, the smallest country in continental Africa, fish is now being ground into powder by Chinese companies. The fishmeal is exported to Europe and China to feed animals for industrial farming. As a result, the local population of Gambia is being deprived of their primary source of protein while overfishing impoverishes marine ecosystems. Through the intimate stories of Abou, Mariama and Paul, the film reveals their daily struggles, their anger and their hopes. For some, migration is the only way out.
A first film about fishmeal factories in Gambia, offering a unique insight into the myriad factors of migration and the domino effect of overfishing.
“I need the Handshakes” by Andrei Kutsila
From 19.05 to 30.05 // 18 Min // Belarussian and Russian, subtitled in French and English
In a remote hamlet in Belarus. Walentyna, 92, lives in a small cottage where she takes care of her daughter, Tania, who was born paralyzed. Tania has never run, swum, or kissed anyone. She has always been unable to move her arms or legs. Despite everything, she has found a way to express herself through painting and poetry where she depicts the pain and the beauties of existence. In the twilight of her life, Walentyna opens her daughter’s worn-out notebooks, whose poetic force cannot fail to captivate. With an almost impressionistic aesthetic, this human and modest short film is a wonderful ode to life.