PUNCTURED HOPE: "The Best Awakening Movie Ever!"

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - PUNCTURED HOPE triumphs in Montreal at the World
Film Festival. Here are some quotes from film critics, journalists and film
viewers who have attended the screenings.
    "The Director Bruno Pischiutta testifies to a practice which is not very
much widespread, but still an inadmissible horror. PUNCTURED HOPE is touching
the spectator's heart. The movie is a wake up call for the international
community. This film is recommended and needs to be seen over and over again."
- Stéphane Waffo, Montreal Journalist/Film Critic (Touki Montréal, African
Reflection, CISM, CIBL)
    "I cannot find words to describe what I feel. It is the best awakening
movie ever! Even if the subject is extremely hard, the fact that there were
not graphic pictures of the atrocious acts they commit, it reached further
within us without the sensationalism that most US movies have today. I am
hoping in the deepest of my heart that many people will see it and will be
aware of the nightmare life that these girls live. Director Bruno Pischiutta
and Producer Daria Trifu did a fabulous job in recreating the situations
keeping so much authenticity to them. Thank you so much for offering me the
opportunity to see such an outstanding movie. I felt part of the movie as if I
was one of the participants, it was so natural that it did not feel like a
movie made up but just lived. Thank you!!!!" - Nadine Labat, Montreal Viewer
    "While it appears that Western filmmakers are more inclined to turn to
documentaries to expose this type of reality, with a fiction in which the
protagonist tells her own story, Bruno Pischiutta first manages to bring us
close to the village to let us understand its dynamics and politics before
putting us face to face with the cruelty of this practice and the heartbreak
it causes within the communities where it has now raged for several centuries.
Punctured Hope is a definite must-see; this film is a great discovery that I
highly recommend." - Khady Beye, Montreal Journalist (Durala, CHOQ FM)
    "Belinda Siamey who plays Edinam gives an incredible performance in this
heart wrenching true story that is simply done, yet compelling and memorable.
Bruno Pischiutta has managed the art of taking a complex subject and
presenting it tastefully, simply with sensitivity. I highly recommend that you
take the time to see Punctured Hope and I promise that the end is worth
waiting for. It is moving and unforgettable." - Andrea R. Garrison, New York
    TV Interview with Pischiutta and Trifu at the Cinema Cartier Latin in
Montreal. Interviewer Stéphane Waffo, Camera Charles Mathon of Touki Montréal:
    Interview with Pischiutta and Trifu on Radio Montreal CKUT 90.3 FM,
"Amandla" with Journalist Nicolas Roux (15 minutes):
    PUNCTURED HOPE is produced by Adhara Properties and presented by Toronto
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