The voice of the voiceless | TIFF

The voice of the voiceless

La voz de los silenciados (U.S.A.)

Directed by:
Maximón Monihan
Cast:
Janeva Adena Calderón Zentz, Ricky Powell, Pamela Guthrie
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2014
Category:
Synopsis:

“Chaplin meets Eraserhead” in this magical-neo-realist, modern day silent film which takes us inside the mind and heartbreak of Olga, a deaf teenager brought from Latin America to New York City, under the false promise of attending a “Christian Sign Language School”. Upon arrival she enters a world of immigrant trafficking, and her life is turned upside-down. Forced to beg on the subway, Olga uses courage, cunning, and even humor, to face an unimaginable nightmare-on-loop. Based on a real case broken by the NYPD.

Festivals
Mumbai 2013, Thessaloniki 2013, Goteborg 2014, Istanbul 2014, Glasgow 2014

Awards
Young Critics Jury Award - Mumbai 2013
 

 

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