In the Devil's Garden

In the Devil's Garden
25 minutes / Colour / 2018
Directed by
Pavel Borecký

Country of production Algeria Switzerland

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

Language and subtitles Hassaniya Arabic

Location(s) depicted Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)

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