26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
They whisper but sometimes scream
director: Lala Aliyeva
original title: They whisper but sometimes scream
running time: 21 min.
In the north of Azerbaijan, at a lakeside sanctuary: three trees are adorned with fabrics woven by the women residing in the neighbouring village, who would come to ward off their sorrows by making nature their ally. With poignant gentleness, Lala Aliyeva's camera brings back to life this mirror-like place where women, in the past, were released, at least spiritually from their harsh condition.
Lala Aliyeva is a documentary filmmaker from Azerbaijan. She started her career as a freelance journalist involved in different media projects. When she discovered cinema she entered Goldsmiths University to study Visual Anthropology. She produced several short documentaries, including her graduation project They Whisper but Sometimes Scream, 2019.
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