One day, Julie heard voices threatening her. Doctors gave her electric shocks, marabouts tried to exorcise her, she swallowed lots of medicine, drank a whole bunch of potions, spent days in the hospital and long hours locked up at home trying to forget the past and imagine the future.
Administratively speaking, she is now 80% mentally handicapped. In my eyes, she is a precious friend, a sensitive soul, a fighter.
I decided to film her. She decided to get out of it. She didn't know if she would make it, I didn't know if it would make a film. With her, I ask myself: can we heal from our past?