When the Voices Fade

When the Voices Fade - 2009 Lakedance Film Festival, Sandpoint Idaho
When the Voices Fade Director Erika Cohn 09 Lakedance Sandpoint Idaho
Can a chance for love survive the choking hatred that feeds an endless political dilemma?
U S A
Minutes: 
25
Fiction
Drama
Romance
Student Filmmaker
Starring: 
Soumaya Akaaboune
Director: 
Erika Cohn
Writers: 
Erika Cohn, Natasha Atalla
Producers: 
Natasha Atalla

When the Voices Fade is a portrait of the Lebanese-Israeli conflict seen through the eyes of a Lebanese-American dance instructor, Nadia, and an Israeli Defense Forces pilot, Amir. When the 2006 war breaks out, Amir is called back to duty, forcing him to evaluate his moral objections to serving again. After Nadia and Amir coincidently meet at a coffee shop, Amir's decision to return to Israel becomes more complicated. Amir's best friend, Eli, returns to Israel to pledge his service to the army. Nadia's sister refuses to leave her home in Beirut, the seemingly 'safe-haven' of Lebanon, increasing her mother's, Leila, emotional angst. Despite the powerful voices who are in opposition to Nadia's and Amir's respective sides, they are both able to reconcile their differences, until Beirut is bombed.

Acquired On: 
16mm Super