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Rising Voices (Le Chant des Hommes)

  • Tuesday March 21, 2017

Presented in the French-speaking world festival 2017

Director: Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jimenez
Belgium/ 2015/ 90 mins

Their names are Moktar, Najat, Joseph, Gernaz, Duraid, Hayder, Kader, Esma... They fled Syria, Iraq, Iran, Congo, Morocco and Niger... Together, they occupy a church. They will risk their lives for asylum. Days of countdown begin; a test of strength in itself. Inside, Kader has assumed the role of leader, but, mysteriously, sometimes he is missing. Day by day, devotedly, Esma cares for this community. Exhaustion increases; tensions rise. But bonds are forged and strengthened. Between betrayal and brotherhood, the group will have to put itself to the test, and face up to the challenge. 


Ils se nomment Moktar, Najat, Joseph, Gernaz, Duraid, Hayder, Kader ou Esma… Ils ont fui la Syrie, l’Iraq, l’Iran, le Congo, le Maroc, le Niger… Ensemble, ils décident d’occuper une église. Ils vont risquer leur vie pour des papiers. Le décompte des jours commence, l’épreuve de force aussi. À l’intérieur, Kader a pris la tête du combat mais va et vient, en secret. Esma organise la vie de cette communauté qu’elle porte à bras-le-corps. La fatigue monte, les tensions affleurent, mais les liens se tissent et se renforcent. Entre trahisons et fraternités, le groupe va devoir subir une mise à l’épreuve, et néanmoins tenter de faire face.

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