In transit through Athens, four migrant women from the Middle East share their stories of uprootedness. As they recount their personal experiences of freedom, their stories, resonating and interacting with the city of Athens, gradually begin to echo one another.
This film was developed by the Scottish Documentary Institute and funded by Creative England. It premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (2017) and was also screened at the Beirut International Film Festival (2017) and London Short Film Festival (2018), among others.
Only My Voice won Best Short Doc at the Nova Frontier Film Festival, New York (2019).
Only My Voice (2017)
Director: Myriam Rey
Documentary | 12 minutes
Arabic with English subtitles
This film is part of Ghosts of Songs: Oral Histories in MENA Female Cinema, the second programme in a series of online screenings presented by Sharjah Art Foundation in collaboration with Habibi Collective.
A link to the screening and details about the full programme, which will be livestreamed at 8:30 pm on 12 June 2020, can be found here.
Sharjah Art Foundation and Habibi Collective present three films by MENA female directors. Venturing into diasporic, collective and inherited memories, the films attempt to narrativise a series of uprooted experiences.