In his experimental short film, Swiss director Gilles Aubry explores seaweed and pollution on the Moroccan Atlantic coast which has dramatic consequences for the health of the population. The film is an attempt to «listen» to pollution and to its effects on coastal life. As the main character 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 acting: Imane Zoubai
Scientific advising 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