At the film workshop VOICE in Groruddalen, young people are taught how to make short films for social media about things they are interested in. An established filmmaker has taken notice of the workshop, and visits them to make a documentary about them. Soon she encounters resistance and demands for participation. What right does she have as an outsider to tell their story?
Voice is a film about young people and the media. At the film workshop, the kids are taught how to express themselves through simple tools. The workshop is managed in an unconventional way by activists Dawit, Sara and Juan. Everyone is meant to participate and create something together. The experienced filmmaker Rhea, who visits them to make a film about the workshop, has a more traditional approach to documentary filmmaking. It does not take long before the young filmmakers start to question if she is the right person to tell their story.
Ane Hjort Guttu is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Oslo. She has produced and directed a number of short and longer film works, and participated in film festival selections such as MoMA Doc Fortnight, International Film Festival Rotterdam, CPH:Dox or Courtisane Festival Ghent. She has been a festival artist in 2015 and has shown films at the Sydney Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale and the Vienna Biennale, as well as in a number of international art institutions. Guttu is also active as a writer and curator, and she is a professor of contemporary art at the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts.
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Original title Voice
Director Ane Hjort Guttu
Screenplay Ane Hjort Guttu
Cinematography Marte Vold
Producer Ane Hjort Guttu, Elisabeth Kleppe
Cast Iselin Linstad Hauge, Esrom Kidane, Damla Kilickiran, Felipe Orellana Castro, Sujani Sutharsan, Marte Kilde Mosnes, Kumaran Nathan, Ali Choudri, Sawera Mansoor, Terje Nicolaisen, Janvier Kumu Iraguha, Habane Ali Abdi.
Production Company Ane Hjort Guttu AS
Distribution Filmbyrået Jack
Runtime 1h 30m
Age limit 9
This film is in competition for the Audience Award.