The Flying Fish

Documentary film about Tao people’s silent battle for their island.

“Orchid Island, the home of Tao people, has been the storage of Taipower’s nuclear waste since 1982. When they first brought nuclear waste to the Island, the native language didn’t even have a word for it. The newly built storage by the sea was claimed to be a fish cannery.
The Flying Fish documentary is filmmaker Anastasia Lobkovski’s journey to Orchid Island, the place where typhoons and earthquakes meet. The Flying Fish tells about the daily life of the Tao people, their silent battle and unheard voice.”

Festival News!

The Flying Fish is in the Official Selection of SEFF 2018, Smaragdni Eco Film Festival! That is going to be on 4th – 9th of June 2018 in Hravatska Kostjanica, Croatia

The Flying Fish is nominated for a Best Documentary Short at Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2018!


Our documentary is selected into the programme of Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2017!

Festival will be on 20-24.9.2017 in Estonia

The Flying Fish in the Official Selection of The XXI International Ecological Film Festival – To Save and Preserve 2017! The Festival is on 4th – 9th of June 2017, in Khanty-Mansiysk, West Siberia.


The Flying Fish is screening next in Santiago, Chile!

In the Official Selection of Felacos Festival de Largos y Cortos de Santiago 10.3.2017-12.3.2017

Festival de Largos y Cortos de Santiago Seccion-Oficial

BAFF is traveling to Hong Kong for promotion of the films in Official Selection of Busan Art Film Festival 2016. The Flying Fish documentary is going to be presented by BAFF at
Hong Kong Financing Forum from 13th to 16th March, 2017


The Flying Fish in the Official Selection of BAFF Busan International Art Film Festival 2017! Festival is located in South Korea, it`s our Asia premiere!


Great news for The Flying Fish at Moondance 2016, USA!

Our film was nominated for the best short documentary.

Domestic Premiere at Hanko’s films festival on 5th of November!

The Flying Fish saa kotimaan ensi-illan Hangon elokuvajuhlilla, 5.11 klo 17.15 Kaupunkitalolla!

After busy summer Fish will go to Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary 2016 (BIFED). The festival will take place from October 12th till 16th in Bozcaada, Turkey and Fish will be part of the Panorama screening of the festival.


In June 2016 Fish was in Official Selection of Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest and it won the Best Short Documentary at Around International Film Festival (ARFF) –Berlin!


The Flying Fish has started it`s world tour. At Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (HIIDA) Fish got Award of Recognition, in June 2016!