North Kivu, Democratic Republic Of Congo. After a bloody civil war that lasted for years, Congolese society has lost its identity. However, archaic superstitions and magical beliefs are maybe the only elements left which still bring the population together. These forces guide the defense of the territory led by Mai-Mai rebels, but they also make people consider those who are different as a threat, just like what happens to the deaf in Butembo. This is the story of those who have no voice and no hope, but who keep struggling for their own dignity and does not want to resign to unhappiness.
All along animated by a great passion for cinema, Antonio Spanò began to make short movies. Afterwards he directed his first documentary Our sky, our land, where he describes Kurd genocide committed by Saddam Hussein, awarded with Unicef Prize for the Peace 2010 (Italian Prize). The Silent Chaos is his second documentary. He lives and work in Italy, shuttling from Siena and Milan.