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Haunted territories

By the Throat Effi & Amir

A fascinating and surprising work, rich with eloquent symbolism, By the Throat exposes an invisible force and the very visible barriers it creates, as well as the sinister control tactics that exploit it. With originality and attention to detail, this documentary skillfully pulls together material from a diverse set of sources: drawing on everything from educational films to YouTube videos, it unpacks how our mother tongue limits the sounds we are able to hear and make. Filmmakers Effi Weiss and Amir Borenstein have been working together for over 20 years, developing a multifaceted audiovisual practice. Through several real-world examples, they explore accent as a powerful social marker, revealing how – for some people, in certain contexts and places – it can even prove fatal. (Programming Collective)

Presented in collaboration with Chop Chop Films

By the Throat

  • Country : Belgium
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : English, Arabic, Hebrew, Albanian
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 75 MIN
  • Cinematography : Amir Borenstein
  • Cinematography : Effi Weiss
  • Editing : Simon Arazi
  • Editing : Amir Borenstein
  • Editing : Effi Weiss
  • Production : Amir Borenstein
Filmography of Effi & Amir :

Deux fois le même fleuve (2013)
The Vanishing Vanishing-Point (2015)
Mnemonic Gymnastics (2015)
Housewarming (2016)
Sous la douche le ciel (2018)
Chance (2020)

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