The Empty Room

Toldi
Nov 11, 18:15
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Művész
Nov 12, 22:00
English Subtitles
On the Move
Jasna Krajinovic
2016
France
Belgium
58min
French
Arabic

One day Sabri, Saliha’s son, abruptly left for Syria. He was 19. Three months later, Saliha, her husband and her children learnt of his death. In the face of this difficult mourning, Saliha decides not to stay silent and meets other parents whose children left for Syria. Some of them are dead, some others are still alive and somehow manage to stay in contact with their families. Together they try to understand where this sudden radicalization comes from and how their children could be enlisted by the jihadist networks so rapidly. From the Belgian parliament to the youths whom she meets in schools, Saliha endeavors to make things happen by exposing the phenomenon of radicalization, the action of the recruiters and the fragilities on which it is founded.

Producer: 
Julie Frères
Editor: 
Marie-Hélène Mora
Camera: 
Benoit Dervaux
Joachim Phillipe
Sound: 
Céline Bodson
Quentin Jacques,
Aymen Sahli
Bruno Schweisguth
Distribution info: 
Savage Film Céline Pourveur Opzichterstraat 70/7 1080 Brussels Belgium tel.: +32 2 711 42 91 Info@savagefilm.be www.savagefilm.be