Event: November 2020
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival online
Festival Poem 2020: "Lethe"
With: TJ Dema (poet, Botswana/England), Thelma Tunyi and Shanley Fermin (directors, USA), Aleksandra Łojowska (director, Poland), Emilia Strzałka (director, Poland)
Hosted by: Alexander Gumz
Following the ZEBRA’s call for entries, international film makers have made film versions of this year’s Festival Poem, “Lethe”, by Batswana poet TJ Dema. The three best film versions – made by Thelma Tunyi and Shanley Fermin (USA), Aleksandra Łojowska (Poland) and Emilia Strzałka (Poland) – will be shown, accompanied by the films on the programme commission’s long list. TJ Dema will be taking part in the evening via video and will read some of her new poems, followed by an online discussion on the relationship between poetry and film between the author and the film makers.