Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival



Fish Eye is a sombre meditation on commercial fishing that looks at the human and ecological sides of the trade, in a similar vein to Leviathan (2012) and Dead Slow Ahead (2015) that sees the strenuous peril of traditional fishing give way to a mechanised almost mesmerising daily grind for those involved aboard this behemoth of the seas.

Meredith Taylor,


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, Amin Behroozzadeh invites us 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 creates a lyrical gaze between the sea and men, while offering us a committed consideration on the spiral of wild capitalism in the form of this contemporary leviathan, the Parsian Shila.

Production notes

Language: Farsi, Afrikaans, English
Subtitles: English
Director: Amin Behroozzadeh
Production Country: Iran
Year: 2020
Length (min): 71
Age limit: K7
Cinematographer: Amin Behroozzadeh
Editing: Veronique Lagoarde-Segot, Amin Behroozzadeh
Music: AMin Behroozzadeh, Shoeib Kaminpour
Producer: Mina Keshavarz
Production Company: MinDoc Film Production
A Title in Original Language: Cheshm Maahi