Production Country: Turkey
Production Year: 2023
Running Time: 133 min.
Original Title: Sessiz Çığlık : Uyuyan Kalpler
Original Language: Turkish
SILENT SCREAM : Sleeping Hearts | Storyline
Muhammet is an indie film director who creates movies about human and social values using his
own capital. His film crew, however, is plagued by cultural and social corruption, which affects his
mood. During the shoot, Muhammet takes a break and talks with his old friend Mümin, who also
quit filmmaking due to similar troubles. Muhammet convinces Mümin to join him, and they return
to the set. Muhammet leads the crew to a special place where he used to come and contemplate
with his friends from time to time. Now he asks the production team to form a circle and perform
the “Dhikr of Asma,” a purification ritual for the mind and heart. Muhammet believes that artists
seeking truth and goodness must first cleanse themselves. In this collective dhikr, Muhammet
and his crew find a new start.