World Mirror of Poetry
In our program „World mirror of poetry“ we are travelling around the globe in leaps and contradictions to capture a glimpse of the state of the world and its poetry.
Look at Us
Director: Hussina Raja
Author: Farrah Chaudhry
Great Britain 2021, 3:59 min
A homage to those who came before us, and to the Pakistani diaspora who remain resilient in the face of adversity and prejudice in ‘Great’ Britain.
Direction & Text: Camila García
Colombia 2020, 4:34 min
Plandemic Series shows with a hint of dark humor the loss of individual freedoms, the infantilizing of society and the irrational fear of death caused by the plandemic and stimulated by the media, in other words: the violence of the sanitary dictatorship.
Do You Hear Those Crows
Direction: Ryen Goebel
Text: Dalton Day
USA 2021, 3:49 min
Inspired by a poem from Dalton Day, Do You Hear Those Crows is a meditation on the cycles of life which shape the human experience. With a sense of wonder, the film explores the complex emotions revealed in natural forces: chaos and order, growth and decay.
An Intermediate Guide to Roadkill
Direction: Sharmeen Sifar & Stephanie Chan
Text: Stephanie Chan
Singapur 2021, 9:54 min
An Intermediate Guide to Roadkill is a poetry film that brings to life four poems from the poetry collection Roadkill For Beginners by Singaporean spoken word poet Stephanie Chan. In turns surreal and tender, it explores urban mythology, growing up and the climate apocalypse against a backdrop of a rapidly changing city.
Direction: Agus Firmansyah
Text: Sihar Ramses Simatupang
Indonesien 2021, 9:57 min
About a woman who lost both her parents. She continues to struggle to forget her past memories that haunt her life all day long. She tries to let go of her memories through a ritual ‘Batu Cadas Tunggal’, but the power of those memories is always there throughout her life.
If I go out walking with my dead friends
Direction: Alkistis Kafetzi, Aleksandra Ćorović
Text: Rita Boumi-Pappas
Greece 2021, 5:22 min
The poem “If I go out walking with my dead friends” belongs to the book “A thousand murdered girls” which was published in 1964. The book consists of 65 poems, each named after a woman who was sentenced to death for participating in the Greek Resistance against the Nazis. “If I go out walking with my dead friends” is a humble memorial for the female heroines mentioned in Pappa’s lyrics but also for those who nowadays are fighting for freedom and for a better tomorrow.
a glimpse from the gutter
Direction: Marie Craven
Text: Alejandra Pizarnik
Australia 2020, 3:25 min
A bilingual poetry film spoken in Spanish and English. From Árbol de Diana (‘Diana’s Tree’), No. 5, 16 and 23, by the well-loved Argentinian writer Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972). Translated and spoken by Dave Bonta and Jean Morris. Directed by Marie Craven. A Moving Poems production.
The low light that gets in
Direction & Text: Alexandra Ballesteros
Mexico 2020, 9:10 min
“The low light that gets in” was created at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic while being in quarantine at my parents’ house in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico. It expresses the viscerality of the change and the uncertainty, the re-encounter with my family and with it, the look into the past.