No Fish Where to Go
Original title: Nul poisson où aller
directed by: Nicola Lemay, Janice Nadeau
screenplay: Marie-Francine Hébert
animation: Jens Hahn
distribution: National Film Board of Canada
Canada, 2014, 12:30
In this short animation based on Marie-Francine Hébert's 2003 book of the same name, a friendship unites two little girls from opposing clans in a village where tensions are mounting. The citizens with the red shoes clearly despise those without them. One fateful morning, one of the girls and her family are accosted at gunpoint by their oppressors. The little girl barely has time to grab her beloved pet fish before the men are herded to one side and the women and children to the other. So begins our protagonist's long and painful journey as she seeks shelter for herself, her mother, and her fish.