Made by Amin Behrouzzadeh, the documentary follows Parsian Shila, Iran’s biggest industrial fishing boat that plans to catch 2000 tons of tuna fish.
The film depicts the cruelty and harsh conditions of the job, and just how nature is affected by this activity.
Out in the deep waters, life unfolds frozen in time, atavistic, like an account watched through the wet eyes of a fish.
With this ocean crossing, the director invites the viewers to plunge into the everyday life of large-scale fishing, which is presented in the film like a pitiless industrial work assembly line, but not exempt of poetry.
‘Fish Eye’ has been presented at some global events, including the International Film Festival Nyon - Visions du Réel in Switzerland.
The previous edition of the DocPoint – Helsinki held a retrospective of Iranian documentarian Mehrdad Oskuee, reviewing his award-winning documentaries ‘My Mother’s Home, Lagoon’, ‘Nose, Iranian Style’, ‘Sunless Shadows’, and ‘The Other Side of Burkha’.
The 2021 edition of the DocPoint – Helsinki will go online on January 29-February 7.