ONE WORLD 2012: After Life - 4 Stories of Torture
Date: 18 May 2012 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue: BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts (STUDIO), 23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Bruxelles
Jälki elämässä - 4 tarinaa kidutuksesta / Film by Mervi Junkkonen / Finland / 2011 / 58 min.
Serge, Musa, Kebi and Hector are four very different men from far-flung corners of the world. But they share one thing in common – they were subjected to torture in their own countries. As a result, they have experienced psychological difficulties that often are further exacerbated by life’s complications. After Life – 4 Stories of Torture by Finnish director Mervi Junkkonen delves into the trauma of those who endured physical and mental torture. From various points of view, the camera reveals the vulnerability in the faces of the men who continue to suffer. This visually interesting film was shot in Finland, where the protagonists wound up after escaping their homelands.
Director Mervi Junkkonen will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
In cooperation with International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims and World Organization Against Torture.
This screening is part of the One World in Brussels 2012 film festival.