The film situates the viewer within the makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria. Drifting between feeding and waiting, one attunes to the bodies of goats and camels, the oldest companions of Arab men. As we move deeper into the desert, the site turns into a sacrifice zone and reveals its dark geopolitical secrets.
The sensory ethnography film will invite you to question the banality of displacement, confinement and exploitation in an out-of-sight territory.
In the 2019 RAI Film Fest
In the Devil's Garden
Language and subtitlesHassaniya Arabic
Location(s) depictedSahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)