Silent Voice

Documentary, 50′

Production : Dublin Films
Coproduction : Need Productions (Belgium) & Maelstrom Studios (France)

Director : RekaValerik
Co-writer : Anaïs Llobet

Synopsis :
Young Chechen hope from MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Khavaj fled Chechnya to Brussels when his brother discovered his homosexuality and promised to kill him. In the grip of an episode of silence, the young man finds comfort in the Planetarium, among the silence of the stars.
In this documentary, which traces his first months in Belgium, Khavaj slowly sees the last link that ties him to Chechnya disintegrate, while a future with unknown parameters is emerging.

Shooting : October – November 2019 (Belgium)

With the support of : Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, CNC (Contribution financière), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and TV7 Bordeaux.

Technical team :
DOP: Arnaud Alberola
Sound: Hélène Clerc Denizot
Editing: Jeanne Oberson
Sound mix : Aline Gavroy
Director assistant: Sonam Larcin
Coproducers: Anne-Laure Guégan et Géraldine Sprimont
Producer: David Hurst