Award of Merit – “Silenced” (Australia)

Title: Silenced
Runtime: 11 min
Country: Australia
Director: Amy Tuxworth
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September 30, 2018

Synopsis: Silenced follows a Muslim family dealing with the constant battle of Islamophobia and oppression in their Western Sydney neighbourhood. Will sticking to their beliefs free them from a self imposed prison of fear or will it isolate them even more?