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Set on a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean called CAPS (short for ‘capsule’), Meriem Bennani’s trilogy transports us to a future where teleportation has replaced air travel. Enclosed by a magnetic shield, CAPS houses migrants who have been caught teleporting illegally. Settled into bustling enclaves, the citizens of CAPS have developed their own hybrid culture and modes of defiance to the US troops that patrol the island.

In a world where teleportation has replaced planes, a wacky crocodile named Fiona tells of life on the CAPS: an island-turned-refugee-camp for illegal immigrants caught mid-teleportation. Themes of displacement, biotechnology and privacy are evoked through the augmented reality of a raucous birthday party in the Moroccan quarter of the CAPS. Mixing the languages of reality TV, advertising, documentary, and high-end commercial aesthetics, Bennani explores the potential of storytelling through magical realism and humor.

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  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, English, French
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  • Director
    Meriem Bennani
  • Screenwriter
    Meriem Bennani