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Hannibal's Elephants

Fiction  19'   I 2016 I Filmed in Italy


In a small village near L'Aquila, the epicenter of the earthquake, amidst the mountains, children carefully observe natural phenomena, even the subtle movements of the earth. It's a peculiar village that moves, where the rational and irrational coexist, like in a game. A little girl serves as the seismograph. She records the natural vibrations of the physical place along with those of her sensory world. A myth, that of Hannibal's elephants, still resonates in the region and explains why the earth continues to tremble there.

Director I Laura Haby

Cinematography I Alexandra Sabathé

Production I Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Arts

Panorama 19, group exhibition, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France, 2016

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