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The Whole Truth

Mallory is a smart, well intentioned but lonely young police officer who must interview Jenny, a difficult schoolgirl, about her sexual assault at the hands of her teacher. As she struggles to get Jenny to confront her trauma, an unlikely bond forms between the two women. To help Jenny, Mallory must finally face the truth about her own past and find the strength to talk about it.

  • Yelita Ali
  • Sophie Max
  • Sophie Max
  • Sophie Max
    Key Cast
  • Kaja Chan
    Key Cast
  • Ash Lang Wen Li
    Camera and Electrical Department
  • Charlie Tierney
    Camera and Electrical Department
  • Olga Lagun
    Camera and Electrical Department
  • Hulda Federica Orru
    Camera and Electrical Department
  • Amy Whyard
    Makeup Department
  • Reeta Varpama
    Film Editing
  • Karya Sezener
  • Chantal Richardson
    Assistant Director
  • Sunjna Mullick
    Sound Department
  • Jigisha Patil
    Sound Department
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    36 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    6,295 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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    Digital 4K
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Director Biography - Yelita Ali

Yelita Ali is a Zimbabwean born Director and Writer whose stories have always featured women and women’s issues. A BFI Film Academy and University of the Arts London Alum, Ali hopes to bring diverse stories to the screen encouraging greater conversations surrounding complex female characters as well as being reflective of her own background as a Black woman.

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Director Statement

We live in uncertain times. We live in a time where women’s voices have been suppressed for thousands of years. We live in a time where silence has always been the status quo, a time where women have been robbed of a voice that illuminates their struggles and have been socialised to fear seeking consequence for the trauma they have faced at the hands of gender based violence.
Luckily in recent years a movement was born to begin to shift this status quo. In this new climate, we were able to create a film that told women that they are listened to, that their pain matters and that those who perpetuate this kind of abuse will no longer be allowed to hide in the shadows.
This film to me is about the strength women can find in each other and how despite generational gaps of equality we are all in this together.
Working on this film with an all female crew gave us the unique opportunity to tell our stories through a lens we control. No more would harm against women be glorified or stylised. The Whole Truth exists as a vehicle of change; one that aims to shift the paradigm and one that I am very excited to share with the world. I hope this film shows the hope I know still exists for women who are affected daily by coercion and suppression.
- Yelita Ali, Director of The Whole Truth