Agar-agar.Grass from the ocean.

About the film

Title: Agar-agar.Grass from the ocean.
Production company: -
Country of production: Russia
Year of Production: 2014
Duration: 26 min.
Web-site of the film:

Film crew

Scriptwriter: Evgenia Killikh
Film director: Evgenia Killikh
Producer: Evgenia Killikh
Director of photography: Kirill Ovchinnikov, Evgenia Killikh
Composer: -
Sound director: Evgenia Killikh


The film is about red algae catcher's work on the Atlantic Coast. For many in Morocco it's the only mean to earn their living. For others - it's natural gelatine.


Agar-agar is a product obtained by extraction from red seaweed. It's a natural vegetable gelatine counterpart used in the food processing industry, especially wide - in the confectionery industry. Algae catches in Morocco manually cut the plant from the ocean floor with a high risk for their lives spending sometimes 8 hours per day in a wooden boat. They bring algae ashore and dry it in order to sell it later for a few dirhams to the state. For many in Morocco this is the only possible mean to earn their living.

Festival and awards
Date Festival Form of participation Award
July, 2015 Ischia Film Festival Official selection Official selection


About the film director Evgenia Killikh:
Graduated from Moscow State Institute for Foreign Affairs . 1997
Worked as editor-in-chief, publisher in Sanoma Independet Media and Hubert Burda. 1998-2011
Anchor and director on Style TV 2011-2013
Graduated from Higher Courses for Script Writers and Film Directors 2013-2015

The port of Mogador (2014, 10 min),
Moroccan tales (2015, 18 min)

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