Dir. Cécile Allegra, 2018, 70 min. Color.
In Arabic with English subtitles
In the shadow of an anonymous room somewhere in the city of Tunis a Libyan man—Yasine—painfully strings together broken words that describe a festering, shameful, devastating wound: a rape committed by pro-Khadafi soldiers during the 2011 Libyan Civil War. Yasine’s words, echoed by others after seven years of silence, bring to light the systematic mass rapes of men that occurred in Libya. With the help of international lawyer Céline Bardet and filmmaker Cécile Allegra, activists in Tunisia recorded the first testimonies of these once unspeakable crimes, finally giving voice to men whose lives were shattered in hope of bringing those responsible to justice and putting a stop to these dehumanizing practices.