Salam Godzilla

Aubry, Gilles (2019). Salam Godzilla [Movie]. Nyon: International Film Festival Visions du Réel

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Agadir, 1960. A violent earthquake destroyed the whole town, except for a few buildings, including the Salam movie theatre. By a strange twist of fate, apparently the film shown that night was Godzilla, King of the Monsters, a famous figure of post-apocalyptic days. This coincidence guides Gilles Aubry, all ears to echoes of the past, as he leads an investigation and tries to spot distant or tenuous traces left by time. The film features rich material, where dinosaur tracks, newsreels, or even seismic surveys can resonate with poetic verses sung by Ali Faiq, or the movements of rwais dancers. Shot inside the cinema and in the surroundings of Agadir, the film is driven by an abstract soundtrack recorded on location. World premiere at Visions du Réel International Film Festival , Nyon, 2019. International premiere at FID Marseille 2019. Moroccan premiere at Arab Media Lab, Marrakesh, 2020.

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Audiovisual Material & Event (Movie)


Bern Academy of the Arts
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute Practices and Theories in the Arts
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute Practices and Theories in the Arts > Auditory Cultures


Aubry, Gilles


G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR


International Film Festival Visions du Réel


[7] Swiss National Science Foundation




Gilles Joseph André Aubry

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14 Dec 2022 11:10

Last Modified:

19 Dec 2022 15:54

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Godzilla, earthquake, Agadir, Morocco, sound art




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