Antonio Spanò, Edoardo Picciolo
Office Number Four
Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2013, 45’ 06’’, Kinande, sign language, Swahili and French with Italian subtitles
Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu. After years of bloody civil war, the Congolese society has lost its identity. Archaism, superstition and magical beliefs are among the few elements that unify the population. These elements are the weapon used by the Mai Mai rebels to defend the territory, but they also allow to identify the other as a threat, as in the case of deaf people in Butembo. This is the story of those who have no voice and no hope, who does not cease to fight for their dignity, who does not want to resign themselves to unhappiness.