2013 - HD - HONDURAS - 17min
Jesús achète des petites filles. Francisco abuse de petits garçons. Une Juge essaye de les arrêter. Nous les connaissons tous; ils sont nos frères, nos pères, mères, sœurs et amis. Mais cela reste pourtant un grand secret (connu de tous)...
The film is available for screenings by any organization promoting the awareness of or fighting against human trafficking or child abuse.
A month after our first film, I had lunch with a friend while we brainstormed for a new film. In an hour was born the idea of a film about the abuse of children. Little did I know that would lead into a six month dive into the (documented) world of human trafficking.
Believe you me, and excuse the language but some fucked up shit goes on. Words are not enough to describe the horror. I kept asking; how could such a vast enterprise be kept so hidden from our eyes? Who are these people buying and selling children, with the direct intent to defile and violate them repetitively for monetary gain? What really moves them? How do they raise their children? How do they sleep at night?
But the film is born elsewhere. It is born at home. A place where many secrets are kept, many truths hidden. Not one family is spared. The question arose; if we can't care for our children at home, how can we expect strangers to care for them?
Children. Childhood. Imagination. Animation.
There are some secrets which everyone knows, but each one thinks they are the only one who knows. Nobody talks about it, so the pain remains. Known Secrets had a title.
This film is a “wake-up lullaby”.
Realism is important to me as a filmmaker, realism with a dash of poetry. This is a fictional work of Art. One which we hope will provoke feelings in it's spectators. In the best of cases people might be led, in the humblest of ways, to deal with the pain of their own secrets or feel empathy for those who do. In the worst of cases, at least those who see it, now know some of this “secret”.
Director / Producer