Symphony in Aquamarine
Symphonie en aquamarine
True North | True North
The astonishing Symphony in Aquamarine is a sensory-rich ethnographic exploration of various relationships to our seas and oceans. Visiting four continents, director Dan Popa observes those who live near these bodies of water and have forged a symbiotic relationship by subsisting on what the seas offer up on a daily basis. In turn, he illustrates how these bodies serve as connective tissue between cultures, allowing seemingly disparate experiences to reflect one another.
Collaborating closely with sound designer Benoît Dame, Popa composes a poem in four acts that invites the viewer to not only be an observer but also an active witness to the camaraderie that the water inspires. The film sculpts time and maps space to evoke a tactile and cataclysmic experience reminiscent of the films of Chris Marker, Johan van der Keuken, or Raymond Depardon. What Popa has fashioned here isn’t only a feast for the senses - it’s a truly symphonic experience!