Catfish

catfish

Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, USA, 2010, 94 min.

aI would do a big disservice to the reader to talk about the story that unfolds in this film. I will only say that a few film-makers start to make a documentary about one subject, but discover a new story to pulls them into a different direction entirely.

The film-makers are engaging and likeable, and they know how to make a film using the technology, images, and locations available to them. The film is a documentary, so the thrill of discovery is real, and I found myself caught up in the chase, so to speak. I was surprised a few times, and I admire the young men for the direction they took at the end, which managed to find the humanity in a situation that could easily have been exploitable.

trophyThis film wins the award “Best Fish Analogy” for an insightful story, from an unlikely source, about Alaskan cod.

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