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THE VOICE OF OTHERS
Rim is an interpreter at asylum hearings, where she translates the dramatic stories of escape told by people hoping to start a new life in France. Day after day, she sees how a careless answer to a skeptical query can ruin a person’s chance at having a better future. Rim, who is from Tunisia, knows the right answers, and the procedure brings back memories of her own story. But as an interpreter, she lends nothing more than her French voice to those affected and is not allowed to speak for them – well, not really. THE VOICE OF OTHERS shows how harsh laws are confronted by an even harsher reality.
- Duration: 30 min.
Meet the director
Fatima Kaci is a French screenwriter and director who attended La Fémis in Paris. She wrote and directed the short documentary film THE CEMETERY (2021) and the short film SPARE PARTS (2022). Her latest short film, THE VOICE OF OTHERS, was selected for the La Cinef section at the Festival de Cannes in 2023. There she also received the Lights on Women Award from Kate Winslet, who chaired the jury. Kaci is currently working on her first feature film.