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.

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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.

 

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Plandemic Series

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.

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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.

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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.

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Larung

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.