Ciné-Club – À Voix Haute (Speak Up)

Directors : Stéphane de Freitas, Ladj Ly

France – 99min

Every year at the University of Saint-Denis, the Eloquentia competition is held to determine “The Best Orator in the 93”. Any student can participate, and over the weeks, they learn the delicate exercise of public speaking and the subtle mechanisms of rhetoric. In the process, they reveal themselves to others, and above all, to themselves.

The documentary follows a group of students with mixed heritage, who are taking part in the competition for the first time. With the help of professional advisors including lawyers, slammers, and directors, Leïla, Elhadj, Eddy and the others face off in a bid to become the best orator in the 93.

Photo © Ingrid Chabert

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