The Apollo of Gaza

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The Apollo of Gaza

Directed by Nicolas Wadimoff

  • Switzerland, Canada 2018; 78 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

In 2013, a 2000-year old statue of Apollo was found near Gaza, only to disappear all of a sudden. Apollo, god of art, beauty and divinations, incites all sorts of rumors, even the craziest ones. The Apollo of Gaza is at once an inquiry and a meditation on history, plunging us into the barely known reality of a territory that is still paying the price of wars and a merciless blockade, but where life also subsists, undefeated. By bringing a little light to the sky of Gaza, the statue and its stupefying story could return some dignity and hope to all people.

Production

  • AKKA FILMS

     

  • NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

     

  • SRG SSR

     

  • RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE RTS

     

International Sales

  • NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

    Élise Labbé