”Stolen Fish” in Solec

On April 8, in Solec, we watched the documentary entitled “Stolen Fish” and we met remotely with its creator Gosia Juszczak. The document deals with the problem of the exploitation of natural fisheries off the coast of Gambia, a small country in Africa with a population of two million, whose extremely poor inhabitants are massively saving themselves by fleeing to Europe. Attempts to get to a better world are locally known as “taking the backway”. There are 50 factories in West Africa that produce fishmeal. Most of it is exported to China and the European Union to feed animals in industrial farming. In the film we got to know the tragic stories of several Gambians and their families, we looked into the ruthless world of the struggle for natural resources between the poor inhabitants of Gambia and the wealthy processing companies from China. 

(text: Beata Ciacek; photos: Beata Ciacek)