The Spotlight on Documentary lineup for this year’s 2017 New York Film Festival features new films by Abel Ferrara, Alex Gibney, Vanessa Redgrave’s directorial debut, and more
NAME OF FILM: SPEAK UP
DIRECTOR(S): Stéphane de Freitas and Ladj Ly
STARRING: Leïla Alaouf, Souleïla Mahiddin, Eddy Moniot, Elhadj Touré
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Every year, at the University of Saint-Denis, a competition is held to decide “The Best Orator in the 93”. Any student can participate and many prepare with the help of professional advisors. Armed with new-found knowledge, Leïla, Elhadj, Eddy and the others face off in a bid to become the best orator in the 93.
The 25th Raindance Film Festival will take place in London’s West End from September 20th to October 1st, 2017.