El Salama - The Fakire

John Blixt, renowned sword-swallower, fakire, live show artist and poet. An artist who lives by his own terms. He has under the name of El Salama been performing at nightclubs and different vaudeville theaters for over five decades. He has crossed the country with his throat filled with swords, torches and even live snakes. We filmed him for a day in his flat and got us into a maze of swardswollowing, self torture, poetry reading and thousands of mixed ideas. A rollercoaster of a film.
Produced in 2001, Dur: 14:30 min.

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