By Ricardo RUALES


Documentary - Development 2021

From the language therapy process that I took a few months ago, many questions about the voice arose, about my own voice and how it sounded. An intimate and familiar portrait that seeks to confront the quest to question oneself, and above all to question one's voice.

& Awards

Conecta 2019
SanficLAB 2020
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Documentary, True Story, LGBT
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ricardo RUALES
    • Producer(s)
    • Soledad SANTELICES (Incubadora)
    • Synopsis
    • Ricardo (son) has Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare congenital anomaly that impairs cranial-facial formation, hearing, and vision. As a result of this syndrome, due to his hearing disability, he had to attend several language therapies to counteract the rotacism that complicated the pronunciation of the "R" and his communication with his environment.

      From the therapy many questions arose about the voice, about his own voice and the sound of it. Along the way to answer these questions, new questions were opened about identity, voice (as a definition of I am) and labels.

      Observing his family relationship and the inevitable reflection he can see in Ricardo (father), who suffers from the same syndrome, Ricardo goes through a series of intimate and familiar spaces and at the same time scientific and concrete to understand who he really is and dare to put out a series of labels that has been imposed as a man, Ecuadorian, heterosexual, Serrano, white, Latino, cisgender, disabled.

      Hand in hand with his own language, cinema, and analyzing his aesthetic approach with previous works, Ricardo tries, through this documentary, to verbalize his own definition of voice to reaffirm its existence.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 07, 2021
    • End of shooting
    • Sep 30, 2021