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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


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.


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