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Fish

Ajyal Competition

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Andrew Ruiz / Short Narrative / United States of America / 2015 / 10 min / Colour / DCP2K
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Dramedy, Immigration, Family, Children
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

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Synopsis

Grief-stricken, Armando and his dad are moving from the USA to Mexico – and the youngster is not very happy about leaving his friends and familiar life behind. To make matters worse, his pet fish won’t be able to emigrate with them. Dad isn’t being very understanding about Armando’s reluctance to leave their home, and when it’s time to board the flight things get a little stressful. ‘Fish’ is a lovely reminder of the special things fathers do to show their kids they love them.

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About the Directors

Andrew Ruiz is a filmmaker who lives and works in New York City and Los Angeles. He received his MFA from Columbia University. His short film ‘Fish’ has screened at festivals around the world. Currently, Ruiz is a professor at Barnard College.

Credits

Director
Andrew Ruiz
Screenwriter
Andrew Ruiz
Producer
Tina Braz
Editor
Ugla Hauksdóttir
Music
Saul Guanipa
Cinematographer
Jon Beanlands
Production Company
Impossible Protagonist
Cast
Gerardo Rodriguez, Jaiden Clark, Annie Paul, Isaiah Register, Richard Waddingham, Michelle Beck

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