Ciambra
23 November 2017

The Silence

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The Silence (Il Silenzio)

The Silence (Il Silenzio)

original title:

IL SILENZIO

cinematography:

editing:

set design:

costume design:

music:

Matti Paalen

producer:

Giovanni Pompili, Olivier Chantriaux

production:

country:

Italy/France

year:

2016

film run:

14'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (13/04/2016)

festival & awards:

Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.

DIRECTORS’ NOTES:
The creation of any art has a direct relationship with the emotions of an artist. In fact, his work can be a reflection of his feelings and experiences that he has lived, not only as an artist but also as a human being. Perhaps he finds a part of his existence in his work. This short film has also a close relationship with our life. We moved to Italy for university and as migrants we had several experiences that inspired us for making this film.
We chose to tell a simple story about communication because it has a symbolic meaning for us. We believe that the use of language has an important Function for the human beings to communicate , but in the context of immigration, it plays even a more essential role. In this short film, we wanted to depict the universe of migrants and their confrontation with a new life after arriving in a new country. We focused on migrant children as we believed that they are silent witnesses of what is happening around them.