Private Project

The Sons of Silence

How many parents lost their sons? How many sons lost their parents? A young boxer faces his biggest fight, although it is not the battle he expected, in a dark moment of life he faces fate with nothing to gain, like another son.

  • Anthony Xavier
    Director
    R. E. M. (2015). DISSONANTS (2016). SOLSTICE (2017). Mérida, Time and Shipwreck (2018).
  • Belimar Román
    Tutor
    CUATRO LITROS POR TONEL (2010). MEMORIA DEL PARO (2006). LO QUE EL AGUA ME TRAJO (2005). ANTES DE TIEMPO (2002).
  • Anthony Xavier
    Producer
  • Sulivan Forresth Cañisales
    Key Cast
    “Sulivan Forresth”
  • José Rodríguez
    Key Cast
    “Anonymous Son.”
  • Rennys Rondon
    Key Cast
    “Anonymous Son.”
  • Jorge Cardoza
    Key Cast
    “Anonymous Son.”
  • Greilin Peña
    Key Cast
    “Anonymous Son.”
  • Anthony Xavier
    Writer
  • Asteria
    Media
  • Adela Cova
    Translation
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Los Hijos del Silencio
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Student, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 11, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • III Short Film Competition ENC National Film School 2018
    Caracas
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    August 10, 2018
    Venezuela Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Parana International Film Festival 2018
    Parana
    Argentina
    December 5, 2018
    Argentina Premiere
    Official Selection
  • VIII PARACINEFAGOS MEETING
    San Cristóbal, Tachira.
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    August 16, 2018
    San Cristobal Premiere
    Winner Best Documentary Short Film
  • Guayaquil International Film Festival
    Guayaquil.
    Ecuador
    September 10, 2018
    Ecuador Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sport Film Festival
    Palermo
    Italy
    December 10, 2018
    Italy Premiere
    Official Selection
  • CINETORO Experimental Film Festival
    Valle del Cauca
    Colombia
    Colombia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • CaracasDoc Documentary Film Festival 2018
    Caracas
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    November 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Ibero-American Short Film Festival ABC 2018 ​
    Madrid
    Spain
    October 11, 2018
    Spain Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Hyperfest International Student Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    November 2, 2018
    Romania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival with Alternative Media FICMA
    México City
    Mexico
    November 21, 2018
    México Premiere
    Official Selection
  • V Maracaibo Film Festival 2018
    Maracaibo
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    November 22, 2018
    Honorable Mention
  • Under Our Skin - 4th International Human Rights Film Festival 2018
    La Paz
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    December 9, 2018
    Bolivia Premiere
    Winner Best Short Film
  • Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF)
    Nairobi
    Kenya
    November 13, 2018
    Kenya Premiere
    Semi-Finalist
  • Inshort Film Festival 2018
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    December 20, 2018
    Nigeria Premiere
    Official Selection
  • We are all Others 7th edition. International Short Film Festival of Social Diversity
    México
    Mexico
    November 13, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Diorama International Film Festival
    New Delhi
    India
    January 14, 2019
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 5º FINDECOIN International Independent Short Film Festival "The day is short" 2019
    Puerto La Cruz, Anzoátegui.
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    February 25, 2019
    Winner Best Documentary National Short Film
  • Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival
    Venice
    Italy
    March 20, 2019
    Italy Premiere
    Finalist
  • International Audiovisual Festival FIA 2019
    Chía, Cundinamarca
    Colombia
    April 8, 2019
    Colombia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Pop Corn Festival del Corto 2019
    Porto Santo Stefano, Toscana.
    Italy
    July 25, 2019
    Toscana Premiere
    Official Selection - Opere Prime
  • Ambulante Colombia - Documentary Tour 2019
    La Soledad, Bogotá.
    Colombia
    June 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • CINESTESIA FEST
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    September 30, 2019
    Official Selection
  • EXTREMA 2019 - School of Audiovisual Media, University of the Andes
    Mérida
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    May 13, 2019
    Mérida Premiere
    1st Place Best TR4 Short Film IV Realization Workshop (4th semester)
  • Entre Largos y Cortos de Oriente Film Festival ELCO 2018-2019
    Juangriego, Margarita.
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    January 29, 2019
    Margarita Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Venezuelan Film Festival 2019
    Caracas, Venezuela.
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    June 13, 2019
    Caracas Premiere
    Official Selection - University Short Films from Venezuela
  • Independent Film Festival of Sogamoso FECISO 2019
    Sogamoso.
    Colombia
    August 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 11th International Inter University Short Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    July 17, 2019
    Bangladesh Premiere
    Official Selection - Semi-Finalist
  • 19 International Film School Festival 2019
    Montevideo
    Uruguay
    August 14, 2019
    Uruguay Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Duemila30 - High School & University Short Film Festival 2019.
    Milan, Italy.
    Italy
    September 13, 2019
    Milan Premiere
    Official Selection - Semi-Finalist.
  • Aasha International Film Festival
    Maharashtra, India
    India
    September 15, 2019
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
  • NEOS International Meeting of Audiovisual Experimentation 2019
    Puebla, México
    Mexico
    October 2, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Global University Film Awards
    Hong Kong, China
    China
    April 3, 2020
    Hong Kong Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival for a Culture of Peace FICCPaz 2019
    Veracruz, México
    Mexico
    December 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Czech TeenFilmFest 2019
    Praga, Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
    December 14, 2019
    Czech Republic Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FICCPaz International Film Festival for a Culture of Peace 2019
    Veracruz, México
    Mexico
    December 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Sessions 2020 Pinewood Studios
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
    January 12, 2020
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Directv Cinema Plus & University Film Academic Festival FACIUNI 2020.
    Chile
    Chile
    February 3, 2020
    Chile Premiere
    Semi-Finalist
  • “Manuel Trujillo Durán" International Short Film Festival
    Maracaibo
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    July 17, 2020
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Sir Zavier Producciones
    Country: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Theatrical
  • School of Audiovisual Media EMA ULA
    Country: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • El Regaño
    Distributor
    Country: Argentina
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
Director Biography - Anthony Xavier

He was born in Caracas on July 23, 1998. He lived in the José Félix Ribas neighborhood until he was 15 years old. and mute for El Vigía looking for a quieter place and there he discovered the School of Audiovisual Media in the city of Mérida, two hours from the town where he is currently studying in the Faculty of Humanities of the Universidad de los Andes. It was not until he was 14 that he used his first camera, discovering his vocation that beyond, is a way of life.

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Director Statement

Filming began in April 2017, in one of the most significant moments of our lives. Months of constant struggle and after hundreds of losses our destiny was no longer the same. The project was abandoned and in 2018 it had an uncertain future, just like Him and Me. We decided to take it up again and talk about our feelings, the emptiness, the struggle that changed us. We are of the generation of Silence, of the few that we still stand in our land, of whom many know and few comment. But we have not yielded to oppression. The Sons of Silence is about that generation destroyed but not defeated, walking in a dark Venezuela waiting to find a light.