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RISING VOICES

by Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jimenez

synopsis

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.

international title: Rising Voices
original title: Le Chant des hommes
country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jimenez
film run: 95'
release date: BE 3/02/2016
cinematography by: Hichame Alaouié
film editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo
art director: Marc Ridremont
costumes designer: Magdalena Labuz
music: Catherine Graindorge
producer: Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Bournonville, Donato Rotunno
co-producer: Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou
production: Tarantula Belgique, Tarantula Luxembourg, JBA Production
backing: Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, VOO, Fonds national de soutien à la production audiovisuelle du Grand Duché de Luxembourg, RTBF, programme MEDIA de la Commission Européenne, CNC, TV5Monde, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Cinéfinance Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka Pictures, Tax Shelter.be, Awards au New Cinema Network
distributor: Tarantula Belgique

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main awards/selection

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015 
Marrakech International Film Festival 2015 
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 
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