The Silences of Lydia

by Aïssata Ouarma

BURKINA FASO, France - 2017 - 52 MINUTES


Lydie is a 17 year old girl. Get along and run away repeatedly from a young age, are the daily life of this teenager. During one of them, she meets a deaf-mute comrade. At his side, she will learn to survive in the street and will even go so far as to simulate a deaf mute in a foster family for 9 months. This film tells the story of Lydie's quest for identity through the conflicting relations with her mother, her absences and her attempts to return to normal under the benevolent gaze of the director. Lydia's story, as a silent reflection of her mother's story, is the story of forgiveness and redemption at the heart of all human relationships.




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