Directed by Su Goldfish | Australia | In English | 80 mins | 15+
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.
Manfred Goldfish tried to suppress the trauma that made him a refugee in 1939. When his filmmaker daughter unearths her father's extraordinary story, she also discovers where she belongs. Su Goldfish was raised in Trinidad, but moved to Australia when she was thirteen, following an attempted military coup. As a child, Su didn't realise she was white. As an adult, she finds a new family in Sydney's queer community, learns she is Jewish and that she has half-siblings on the other side of the world. Told through a personal archive stretching across a century, this search for one lost family echoes through all those touched by forced migration.
"Connections with the current world refugee crisis are inevitable. Watching The Last Goldfish, we can't help be reminded of the repercussions of displacement and just what's involved in putting the pieces back together" – REALTIME
Tickets are available from the Travelling Film Festival website until Thursday 12 October at 5pm. After this time, all tickets must be purchased via the cinema's website, or in person at the venue. Screens with: After All