The Apollo of Gaza
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Festival in Media
Section: Horizons
Country: Switzerland Canada
Year: 2018

The Apollo of Gaza

78 minutes/color

Documentary

 

Director: Nicolas Wadimoff

Screenplay: Nicolas Wadimoff, Béatrice Guelpa

Cinematographer: Franck Rabel

Editing: Christine Hoffet

Music: Claude Fradette

Producer: Philippe Coeytaux, Colette Loumède

 

Production:

Akka Films, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, National Film Board of Canada (CA)

World sales:

National Film Board of Canada

 

Description: 

In 2013, a statue of Apollo, God of Arts, Beauty and Divinations, is found off Gaza before disappearing under strange circumstances. Soon, rumour spreads around this treasure coveted by all. Both an investigative film and a reflection on history, the film immerses us in the little-known reality of a territory wounded by wars and a merciless blockade, but where life remains dignified and insubordinate.

 

 

Nicolas Wadimoff

Born 1964 in Geneva. Nicolas Wadimoff has directed both fictions and documentaries, among them the multi awarded "Clandestins" (1997). His latest films "Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower" (2016), "Spartiates" (2014), "Operation Libertad" (2012) and "Aisheen" (2010) have been shown at prestigious international film festivals such as Berlinale, Festival del film Locarno and at the Cannes Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

 

Filmography:

1991 Le Bol (Documentary short)

1992 Les Gants d'Or d'Akka (Documentary)

1997 Clandestins

2000 15, rue des bains

2000 Mondialito

2002 Kadogo (TV Movie)

2003 Alinghi: The Inside Story (Documentary)

2005 L'accord (Documentary)

2007 Les mystères de Monte Sana (TV Movie documentary)

2010 Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza) (Documentary)

2012 Operation Libertad

2014 Chasseurs de crimes (Documentary)

2014 Spartans (Documentary)

2016 Jean Ziegler, l'optimisme de la volonté (Documentary)

2018 The Apollo of Gaza (Documentary)