Gosia Juszczak, Polish documentary director based in Madrid. Graduate of the DOK PRO – documentary directing course at Andrzej Wajda Film School in Warsaw. In her documentary work, Gosia focuses on issues of social importance, migration and borders. Her short documentary “Videonotes: Ethnoligue”, portraying a multicultural amateur football league, was nominated to the “Off Discovery of the Year” award by a Polish film portal “Stopklatka”. The “Cargo Women of Melilla”, a take on a slave-like work of Moroccan women on the Southern EU border, was showcased within the Novara Docs series. Apart from her filmmaking career, Gosia is a journalist, translator and public speaker as former Human Rights observer in the Middle East.
STOLEN FISH is her 30-minute documentary debut. It was ranked by VICE Magazine as one of ten best films at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK, and received a special mention at the Afrykamera Film Festival in Poland “for a brilliant presentation of the complexity of the issues of globalization, environment and migration in a nutshell, as well as for a complete departure from the pro-Western perspective and empathetic approach while giving the voice to the Gambian protagonists.”