In 2013, an ancient statue of Apollo was found in the waters off Gaza -- before disappearing under mysterious circumstances. Is it the work of forgers, or a gift from the gods to a Palestinian people desperately in need of hope? Soon the rumours start to swirl, while behind the scenes local and international players start jostling -- some driven by historical preservation and others by purely commercial interests. Filmed in Gaza and Jerusalem, THE APOLLO OF GAZA plays out like a mystery built around a national treasure that is the stuff of dreams. THE APOLLO OF GAZA is an engaging reflection on the passage of time and the fragility of civilizations, as well as a poetic and philosophical meditation that immerses us in the often-misunderstood realities of life in a place that continues to pay a heavy price for the seemingly endless Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- a place where life doggedly carries on, resisting. Like a meteor streaking across the sky, the statue of Apollo brings a moment of light and beauty to Gaza. Can it help restore dignity to a people, revealing a glorious history and fostering pride in a nation often misrepresented and demeaned?

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • Documentary

Cast & Crew

  • NICOLAS WADIMOFFDirector

  • COLETTE LOUMEDEProducer

  • PHILIPPE COEYTAUXProducer

  • NICOLAS WADIMOFFWriter

  • BEATRICE GUELPAWriter