Experiencing Interruptions?

Un-spoken words of a Heartist - Je suis née dans un chaos

Un-spoken words of a Heartist - Je suis née dans un chaos is a short film written, created and produced by Nadine Baboy & directed by Muhiba Botan.

Nadine Baboy offers a hybrid poetic work where the dance becomes word. And in the midst of chaos, the word becomes a movement that brings a new breath of hope to humanity in search of reconnecting to the authenticity of its identity. A word is enough to reveal the essential and initiate a movement that brings a new breath to a world that has been forced to hold back its own.

  • Nadine Baboy
    Désintégration Culturelle, Un Nouveau Souffle, Terre Riche
  • Muhiba Botan
  • Nadine Baboy
    Désintégration Culturelle, Un Nouveau Souffle, Terre Riche
  • Nadine Baboy
    Désintégration Culturelle, Un Nouveau Souffle, Terre Riche
  • Nadine Baboy
    Key Cast
    Désintégration Culturelle, Un Nouveau Souffle, Terre Riche, L'Homme de la Mancha, Der Schauspieldirektor, 10 songs for Charity, Stars 80, À tort ou à raison
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Un-spoken words of a Heartist - Je suis née dans un chaos
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dance Film, Dance poetry, musical, Experimental, Hybrid, Poetry, Narrative Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    digital black magic pocket 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • System D Festival
    December 18, 2021
    Belgian Première
    Official selection
  • Bruges International Film Festival
    October 18, 2022
    Bruges Première
    Best Dance Film
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 1, 2022
    UK Première
    Official Selection
  • Moving Body Festival
    October 29, 2022
    East Europe Première
    Official Selection
  • Toronto International Women Film Festival
    July 25, 2022
    North America Première
    Official Selection
  • Producer's Night
    Los Angeles
    United States
    USA Première
Director Biography - Nadine Baboy, Muhiba Botan

Nadine Baboy is a Heartist with a passion for the performing arts and storytelling. She is passionate about writing and telling stories with her artistic languages: poetry, dance, writing, theater, music, and singing.
Inspired by artistic and cultural crossbreeding, she creates, writes, directs, and choreographs powerful dance poetry works including the dance-theater pieces Terre Riche (2016), Désintégration Culturelle ( Prix Brussels Bijou 2017), and Un Nouveau Souffle (2020). In 2021, she created and produced her first short film Un-spoken words of a Heartist - Je suis née dans un chaos.
Her creations carry a committed message and link her African roots with her European influences. Her poetic pen is staged in an original creation and remains the common thread in each of her stage and audiovisual works.

Muhiba Botan (Somalia, 1988), is a visual artist. She holds a master’s degree in visual arts with a focus on photography from LUCA School of Arts in Genk, Belgium, and she currently resides and works in Antwerp. Her work explores gender, race, and identity. As a child of refugees, she is acutely aware of the intersection between these subjects and how this impacts the social, political, and cultural issues faced by the diaspora. Her work focuses on the way we perceive each other and ourselves in society, and the causes, effects, and consequences of these views. By examining, dissecting, reimagining, and reconstructing them, she invites the viewer to do the same.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

I define myself as a storyteller with a passion for poetry, dance, and music.
Un-spoken words of a Heartist is based on an autobiographical poem I wrote on my birthday.
We don't choose our birth, we don't choose the context or the conditions of our birth. We can be born in a chaotic context, but this chaos does not define our identity. My vision with this short film is to bring a message of hope.
This film is an invitation to believe that in the midst of chaos something beautiful, great, and majestic can emerge. In the midst of chaos, light can emerge and shine. The same place that seems to be a place of suffering, a place of stripping that indicates the end, can in reality be the beginning of a new life, a new birth.