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Silent Voice
© Dublin Films / Need Productions / Maelstrom Studios
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  • France, Belgique | 2020 | 51 minutes | DCP
  • Un film de Reka Valerik

Jeune espoir du MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Khavaj a fui la Tchétchénie lorsque son frère a découvert son homosexualité et promis de le tuer, sous la pression des persécutions du régime de Kadyrov. Arrivé à Bruxelles, et devenu mutique face au choc de l’exil, le seul lien que Khavaj garde avec la Tchétchénie sont les messages vocaux que lui envoie sa mère.
Le film dépeint les premiers mois de Khavaj en Belgique où, en vivant dans l’anonymat le plus total pour échapper à la diaspora tchétchène, il va tenter de construire une nouvelle identité.

Khavaj, a young mixed martial arts fighter from Chechnya, has gone into hiding in Belgium. He’s lived in fear for his life ever since his brother found out that Khavaj is gay. Everything he’s been through has left him in such a state of shock that he’s lost his voice.
With the help of a Belgian organization that protects young men like Khavaj, he learns to speak again and tries to find his way in a new country. Interaction with his family is impossible—his only contact with home is a string of voicemail messages from his mother.
Meanwhile, the tyrannical Kadyrov regime is hot on his heels. It’s possible that members of the Chechnyan diaspora in Belgium will inform on him, so he needs to create a new identity. We follow him very closely, and witness his titanic struggle to reinvent himself. The results are harrowing but also moving.

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