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The 15th International Festival
Signes de Nuit

23 November - 3 December, 2017

Universidad De Lisboa

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International Competition
# 12
Sunday, November 26, 2017 / 7 pm
Universidade de Lisboa


My Daughter Nora
Ma fille Nora
My daughter Nora

Jasna Krajinoviv
Belgium, France
2016 / 0:15:00

Nora, Samira’s daughter, left for Syria in May 2013. Since then, her mother leaves no stone unturned in her attempt to bring her home. ‘My daughter Nora’ is a letter that Samira wrote to Nora. It follows Samira in her fight to prevent other youths from leaving, her trip to the Syrian border and her painful, everyday life, torn between hope and the fear of losing her daughter in the war in Syria.


Silent War
Syrie: La guerre silencieuse
Silent war

Manon Lezeau
France, Switzerland
2017 / 1:12

Hidden human suffering, a deafening silent scream from the torture cells of Syrian prisons. The scream of thousands of women raped by the Syrian regime since the beginning of the war. A crime against humanity, a war crime ignored, an organized crime aimed at destroying the Syrian society. From the start, rape was used as a tool by the regime to destroy the spirit of resistance. Rape is such a taboo in Syria that the victims can only stay silent, or they are rejected by their families, sometimes they are even killed. The women who have survived carry the infinite physical and psychological wounds inflicted by the aggressors, and for the rest of their lives, they live in shame. Thousands have been jailed, NGOs talk about more than 50.000 women raped. The ‘condemned to silence’ have never spoken up. The women who speak in this film have decided to break the silence. Their testimonies are rare, exceptional, and heartbreaking. They are the voices of the untold crimes of Bashar al Assad’s regime.






November 23 - December 3, 2017

An international jury overview the sections of short films coming from all over the world. We prefer documentaries which succeed in representing the complexity of reality and discover in a new way its sensible and perturbing aspects on the same time accentuating the ambivalent and enigmatic status of reality in avoiding sterotypes and simplifing conclusions.


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