The Last Goldfish
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. Our film (80mins) is completed but we are seeking funds for marketing and distribution. We have interest from festivals, a local distributor ready, a cinema distributor and international broadcasters. We need your help now to distribute the film to reach a wide audience. Born in Trinidad in the West Indies, Su Goldfish wonders how her European parents ended up on this tropical island. They have no family in Trinidad. When Manfred, her father, refuses to talk about his past Su is determined to uncover the truth. When Su discovers her father is a German Jew who fled the terrors of Kristallnacht to the only place that would let him in without a visa, she wonders what happened to the rest of the Goldfish family. Is she really the last one? Told through a personal archive of photos and home movies that stretch across a century, the film reveals the inter-generational impact of loss and displacement on refugees and their families, reminding us that similar traumas are being seeded in the current wave of refugees. The Last Goldfish is an adventure of the heart taking you on a journey through memory and amnesia; via the holocaust and calypso. A gripping journey, revealing the complexity of ordinary lives and the deep need we have to know who we are and where we come from.