3 Songs for Saturn
An alligator is born in Mississippi and sold to the Berlin zoo. He escapes in 1943, is captured three years later and given to a Soviet zoo in Moscow. He died in captivity in 2020, suffering from psychological trauma. Told through an assemblage of archival footage of crocodilians from YouTube and film history, using a soothing Attenborough-like voice-over, this creative documentary paints a humorous picture of symbolic commodities, Russian imperialism, and the cruel history of human-animal interaction.
The work was developed as part of Antadze's research publication Like Music from a Distant Room: Relating to History in and through Film.