Director: Hubert Sauper
Documentary | F/A/B | 2004
107 min | Dolby SRD
38th Hof International Film Festival
In the heart of Africa some time in the 1960’s, a new fish was introduced artificially into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. Consequently, the Nile perch extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. The voracious predator multiplied so fast that its white fillets are today exported all around the world. Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo… Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark centre of the continent.
This booming multinational industry of food and weapons has created an ungodly globalized alliance on the shores of the world’s biggest tropical lake: an army of young fishermen, Indian factory owners, African ministers, EU-commissioners, Russian pilots and Tanzanian prostitutes …