La Voz De Los Silenciados (Voice of the Voiceless), by Maximón Monihan (80’)
Based on the true story of a crime ring that was discovered by New York police in 1997, La Voz de los Silenciados shatters our ideas of film, storytelling and sound. This 80-minutes silent film tells the story of modern-day slavery, using non-actors, Brechtian edits, a brutal subway landscape, and the isolation of deafness. It follows Olga, a hearing impaired teenager from Central America, who lured to New York City under the false promise of attending a Christian sign language school and will find herself a slave to an international criminal syndicate.
Followed by an interaction with th film maker.
In partnership with Dharamshala International Film Festival and The Root Reel