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Hear My Voice
Hear My Voice

Hear My Voice  

Synopsis

Hear My Voice is a cinematic tribute to those who suffered loss as a result of the Northern Irish conflict (1968-1998). Timed to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement that brought violence to an end, the film is based on artist Colin Davidson’s elegiac exhibition of paintings, Silent Testimony.

When Davidson began working on his signature, large-scale portraits, he became increasingly preoccupied, not with the celebrity of his sitters, but more with their status as human beings; what he describes as their ‘common humanity’. 

Each of the portrait sitters are linked by profound loss, with their own unique story to tell. The sheer scale and detail of the portraits allows for close examination of the lines, brush strokes and layers of paint that make up the subjects’ faces, their eyes and expressions saying so much more than any TV interview could convey; horror and dignity etched in equal measure. 

When Davidson began working on his signature, large-scale portraits, he became increasingly preoccupied, not with the celebrity of his sitters, but more with their status as human beings; what he describes as their ‘common humanity’. 

The film breathes cinematic life into the stories of the people featured in the Silent Testimony paintings and is centred around a special hanging of the exhibition in a former ironworks building in Belfast City Centre, Riddel’s Warehouse. Complemented by a classical score by composer Brian Byrne, the beautiful cinematography of Richard Kendrick and the skilful editing of Greg Darby, Hear My Voice becomes a poetic testament to the resilience of Northern Ireland’s forgotten victims and a cri de couer for an Ireland free of armed conflict.


Genre: Films

Sub Genre: Arts & Culture, History, Documentary

Year of Production: 2018

Running Time: 1 x 23-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: UK

Production Company:Fine Point Films