The Diary of Theodore Kracklite

in 2016 Competition

Special topic H2O

Documentary | France | 15 min
  • Jacques Lœuille
  • Jacques Lœuille
  • Jacques Lœuille
  • Ariane Métais

It's about an archaeological expedition from the twenties, on the tracks of Elephas Falconeri, a dwarf elephant, a real creature which existed and which borders on the edge of the legendary Cyclops, and, of which Theodore Kracklite found fossilised skulls in undersea caverns in Sicily. The Diary of Theodore Kracklite, revisiting a well-known myth from the Iliad, is a metaphor of the present-day ecological crisis (the rise in water levels from which the creature benefitted) and a reminder of the massive extinction of species.