Doc10 Premiere: A Still Small Voice. Post-screening Q&A with Director Luke Lorentzen.
A Still Small Voice is suffused with such sensitivity, poignancy, and artistry that it’s already being hailed as one of the best documentaries of the year. Winner of Sundance’s Directing Prize for Luke Lorentzen (Midnight Family), the film follows Mati, a chaplain in training during her yearlong residency at a New York hospital. As Mati offers emotional and spiritual support to a range of patients and family members, she’s also wrestling with her past, her faith, and the overwhelming challenges of caring for herself. Tensions reach a fever pitch in Mati’s increasingly fraught relationship with her advisor, another caregiver who turns out to be just as fragile. A profoundly piercing chronicle of an individual under pressure and an institution in crisis, A Still Small Voice is a “penetrating and deeply moving” (The Hollywood Reporter) “work of radical empathy for turbulent times.” (POV Magazine).