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The invisible borders that separate us lie in our throats. The throat emits the sounds of our native language, shaped by where we grew up to pronounce the words just so. It is a vocal passport, a seemingly permanent identity marker that sets us apart.
From the biblical battlefields of old to modern European centers for processing asylum seekers, the way we speak is used to tell friend from foe and decide who gets welcomed in and who gets left out. The film looks at the science, technology, cultural biases, and politics behind our attempts to sort people. Are these borders really as clear as we think?

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Screening Schedule:
  • Sat 03.07 | 19:00 | Cinematheque 1 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with filmmakers effie&amir moderated by Dr. Laliv Melamed
  • Mon 05.07 | 18:30 | Cinematheque 2 | Filmmaker Present
  • Fri 09.07 | 12:15 | Cinematheque 2
  • Watch online | The film will be available From July 1st until July 31st

Effi Weiss and Amir Borenstein (born in Israel, living in Brussels) are an artists duo that has been working together since 1999. Their work is mainly video-based and often involves performative elements and participatory methods.

Production: Amir Borenstein
Production Company: La chose à 3 jambes
Editing: Effi Weiss, Amir Borenstein, Simon Arazi
Music: Thomas Myrmel