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    The Apollo of Gaza

    Poster of the movie The Apollo of Gaza
    Year2018
    Original titleL'Apollon de Gaza
    Original lang.French
    CountriesCanada, Switzerland, Palestine
    Run time1h19m
    GenreDocumentary
    Directed byNicolas Wadimoff
    Written byBeatrice Guelpa, Nicolas Wadimoff
    CompanyONF/NFBONF/NFBONF/NFB
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    Synopsis

    In 2013, an ancient statue of Apollo was found in the waters off Gaza -- before disappearing under mysterious circumstances. Is it the work of forgers, or a gift from the gods to a Palestinian people desperately in need of hope? Soon the rumours start to swirl, while behind the scenes local and international players start jostling -- some driven by historical preservation and others by purely commercial interests. Filmed in Gaza and Jerusalem, The Apollo of Gaza plays out like a mystery built around a national treasure that is the stuff of dreams.

    The Apollo of Gaza is an engaging reflection on the passage of time and the fragility of civilizations, as well as a poetic and philosophical meditation that immerses us in the often-misunderstood realities of life in a place that continues to pay a heavy price for the seemingly endless Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- a place where life doggedly carries on, resisting.

    Like a meteor streaking across the sky, the statue of Apollo brings a moment of light and beauty to Gaza. Can it help restore dignity to a people, revealing a glorious history and fostering pride in a nation often misrepresented and demeaned?

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