A STILL SMALL VOICE
This intimate and deeply moving documentary follows Mati, a chaplain navigating a year-long residency at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Mati learns how to provide spiritual care to patients facing terminal illness, as well as to families processing loss and grief. With unprecedented access, viewers observe Mati’s encounters with her patients: whispered words of comfort, unspoken conversations, detoxing techniques, and profound moments of reflection. The film offers fresh insights into the power of human connection through Mati’s daunting daily reality of confronting death. However, unresolved emotional trauma and spiritual doubts emerge when dedication to her work becomes all-consuming, blurring the lines between professional duty and personal history. A STILL SMALL VOICE is an exercise in simplicity and authenticity, capturing the essence of Mati’s experience with a raw, unfiltered lens. Smartly honing in on the immense effects that the work has on her, director Luke Lorentzen’s quietly unnerving piece peels back the layers of human complexity to reveal a powerful and poignant character study.
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