A Burning Voice
Deus Twesigye from Uganda was leaving for work one morning in 2010 when his ex-girlfriend threw acid on him. At that moment his life changed completely.
How does it feel to rebuild your identity and life? How to become a part of society again if you can’t get a job? When you are blamed for becoming a victim or when it’s hard to get justice. Does a human being have any other value than their physical appearance? And what happens when your life changes completely, again.
A Burning Voice combines Deus’ dance and movement, narration and poetry with subtle images of everyday life in Uganda, and creates a multilayered film exploring different sides of surviving violence and trauma.
ACCAC Culture 2.0 Festival, Tampere, Finland, August 25, 2021
Shawna Shea Film Festival, Sturbridge, USA, September 22, 2021