Shot in collaboration with biologist Younes Boundir, Atlantic Ragagar is an experimental film on seaweed and pollution on the Moroccan Atlantic coast. With its clear water, the Sidi Bouzid beach hosts dozens of seaweed species. Further south in Safi, marine biodiversity suffers from pollution caused by industrial phosphate plants. The film is an attempt to listen to coastal life, inviting the spectator into a process of ecological transformation. If pollution often remains hidden in the landscape, the effects of toxicity are rendered through the voice and bodily presence of the main character. As she hums, sings, breathes, and silently interacts with algae, a new figure progressively emerges, “maouj”, an aquatic body open to transcorporeal and interspecies speculations.

Concept, camera, sound, editing: Gilles Aubry
Voice and performance: Imane Zoubai
Scientific advising, voice, and additional images: Younes Boundir
Color correction: Nicolas Perret

World premiere and special mention at Ji-Hlava International Documentary Film Festival (IDFF 2022)
Swiss premiere at Norient Film Festival 2023 in Bern
Additional screenings at REWIRE Festival (The Hague, 2023) and FIFA Montreal (2023)