The Queen of Silence at Salisbury

DENISA is an outcast – an illegal citizen of a gypsy camp in Poland, a female in a patriarchal gypsy community and she doesn’t speak.

The Queen of Silence, on screen at Salisbury Arts Centre on Wednesday 15th November at 7.30pm is a music-driven documentary about a special girl who falls in love with Bollywood.

No-one has ever diagnosed Denisa with severe hearing disabilities. The ten- year-old lives in a world of her own, full of rhythm and dance, imitating the glamorous women from the Bollywood DVDs she found in a nearby garbage can.

When she dances she can be anyone she wants, even a queen, and express what she can‘t say – joy, sadness and fear.