Voix d’Exils: the movie!

Special logo for the movie. Author: Keerthigan Sivakumar

Special logo for the movie. Author: Keerthigan Sivakumar / Voix d’Exils.

 

Grasping what is Voix d’Exils in less than 8 minutes: this is the challenge that has successfully achieved Keerthigan Sivakumar, asylum seeker from Sri-Lanka. He bravely started the production of a movie on the blog and decided to follow the three different editing boards of Voix d’Exils. After several months of shooting in 2013, Mr. Sivakumar and his highly motived team have finally finished this demanding project. Watch the movie’s preview following the link at the end of the article!

 

 

Passionate by cinema and part of the vaudois editing board of Voix d’Exils, Keerthigan Sivakumar jumped into the production of a movie on the blog in March, 2013. This was an unexpected challenge since Voix d’Exils didn’t possess any proper material, neither the technical knowledge, necessary to this kind of project. However, his demand was positively accepted by all the members of the editing boards, as well as by other partners who decided to support him. The priority was to give the members of the editing boards the opportunity to share their own experience of the blog on the one hand and of their stay in Switzerland as asylum seekers on the other. This main goal guided the artistic choices of the author through the making of the film: intense portraits on sights and lips that seem to tell a whole story. According to Keerthigan Sivakumar, the movie doesn’t just depict the blog, but it aims to address a much wider message: “Do not judge who I might be before knowing me. I am as everybody. Look at me as a person and don’t reduce me to a category”.

To watch the French version of the movie, click on the following link:http://youtu.be/uAVnobYaQQU

To watch the English version of the movie, click on the following link: http://youtu.be/hydE3gkv5e0

To watch the movie in a better quality: change the feature at the bottom of the Youtube window (the symbol of a wheel), rising the quality until 1080 p HD.

This movie is under a Creative Commons license  and can be freely broadcasted. Thanks for sharing further on your websites or your social networks the link which leads to the movie.

We would like to thank gratefully our partners without whom this endeavour couldn’t have been done. Thanks sincerely to Pôle Sud, TV Bourdonette and Alexi Sans S for their support

Omar Odermatt

In charge of the blog Voix d’Exils

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Author: Voix d'Exils

Author: Voix d’Exils

 

Author: Voix d'Exils

Author: Voix d’Exils.

 

Author: Voix d'Exils

Author: Voix d’Exils

 

Author: Voix d'Exils

Author: Voix d’Exils

 

Author: Voix d'Exils

Author: Voix d’Exils