The Last Goldfish 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
South Australian Premiere
“My father tells me stories, not always the truth.”
The Australian film industry’s emphasis on storytelling has produced a rich vein of autobiographical documentary. Su Goldfish’s film may be the foremost among these. Her family emigrated to Australia from Trinidad, though her father kept his previous life a tightly guarded secret. Now, with the aid of his papers and photographs, Goldfish uncovers the astonishing story of her German Jewish heritage, her family’s suffering under Nazism, and their desperate flight for refuge. She discovers that she is connected to people, places and events in startling new ways and, like any good history, she also finds thought-provoking parallels with the present.
Director Su Goldfish | Producer Carolyn Johnson | Editor Martin Fox | Liberty Kerr, Sound Designer: Yulia Akerholt | Screenwriter Su Goldfish | Composer Liberty Kerr
Su Goldfish was born in Trinidad and emigrated to Australia as a child. She is a manager and producer at the University of NSW’s Creative Practice Lab. She has worked in varying capacities as a performer, writer, set maker, carpenter, builder, filmmaker and producer, including a number of films with William Yang.