A creative documentary, 52 min. In development.
This is the second teaser of the movie, edited in 9/2013, based on the research trips.
How to find identity after an acid attack?
Uganda, United States, Pakistan. Their lives are different but they have one thing in common. They have all been victims of acid violence. At that moment the life as they knew it was over. What are they now? What is left when one loses the looks, the image? How to build a bridge between the old and new me? Deus, Karli and Mehwish tell their stories in their own words and with their own bodies. What happened, why it happened and what are the different stages in the process of healing: from the shock through despair and anger to accepting themselves and encountering other people. Their voice-over carries the stories forward, together with dance, images of everyday life and abstract images. Burning Voices is a rough and beautiful film about how life overcomes one of the world’s most heinous crimes.
Credits of the teaser:
Cast: Deus, Karli, Mehwish
Director: Pirjo Ojala
Music: Kristiina Karsten
Camera: Pirjo Ojala
Editing: Pirjo Ojala & Veli-Pekka Haastola