Eliane Esther Bots / 22’ / 2021 / Netherlands

Direction: Eliane Esther Bots

Production: Manon Bovenkerk

Script: Eliane Esther Bots

Editing: Daniel Donato

Cinematography: Daniel Donato

Sound: Sergio Gonzalez Cuervo

In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims, and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings, and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and
experiences center stage.

ELIANE ESTHER BOTS (1986) graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht in 2008. She participated in the post-graduate program Document and contemporary art at Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l’image, France, in 2012. In 2016 she graduated cum laude from the Master of Film at the Film Academy in Amsterdam. Her films have been screened and exhibited at festivals such as IDFA Amsterdam, Berlinale, Cinema du Reel, New York Film Festival, International short film festival Oberhausen, Kassel Dokfest, etc. She has been programming for the Go Short Film festival, Nijmegen and works currently as a lecturer Moving Image at the University of the Arts in Utrecht.