TH 6.12. | 20.00
Kino in der KulturBrauerei | Room 7
With the authors: Erik Lindner (Amsterdam),
Liao Yiwu (Berlin)
Music by KARAGOD | Friedel
Hosted by: Knut Elstermann (Filmjournalist, Berlin)
We’ll be celebrating the opening of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin with guests, film makers and poets. The winning films from the ZEBRA Festival Münster | Berlin from September 2018 will be shown in the presence of the artists who made them. The invited authors read from their new works. To set the tone for the country focus, the festival will begin with a musical mix of Russia and Berlin with the World Music group KARAGOD joining Berlin beatbox artist Friedel to combine the tradition of Slavic music with the present.
USA 2016 | 4 min
Director: Dawn Westlake
Poem: Scrappy by Donald G. Westlake
A story of a child’s courage in challenging an adult’s momentary lapse in judgment.
DEU 2017 | 3 min
Director: Hanna Slak
Poem: silhouetten in turbulenz by Daniela Seel
A timeless, self-referential meditation on the power
of communication to transmute and, at times, distort.
(No) We, I, Myself and Them?
D 2017 | 9 min
Director: Christin Bolewski
Poem: Massacre by Liao Yiwu
A digital video scroll – an intercultural remediation, genre mix and remake of an ancient Chinese hand scroll of a cityscape and poses questions about the relationship between the individual and society struggling between tradition and cultural progress by using contemporary and historical documentary video footage recorded at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing.
CITY IN THE MIST
ZFA 2016 | 2 min
Director: Jac Hamman, Wessel Hamman
Poem: Stad in die mis by D.J. Oppermann
A man enters the city for the first time. In the eerie mist the shapes, sounds and lights summon images of predatory beasts that hark back to a deeply primordial fear. The beast draws him in almost unwillingly and finally
closes it's jaws and swallows him.
HATE FOR SALE
NLD 2017 | 3 min
Director: Anna Eijsbouts
Poem: Hate for Sale by Neil Gaiman
People consume and are consumed by hate in alarming magnitudes.
This film aims to question how hate can be so tempting alluring
while we are aware of the consequences.
IRL 2018 | 7 min
Director: Tom Speers
Poem: Boy Saint by Peter LaBerge
When two adolescent boys become aware of their budding sexuality,
they uncover the pain and longing of the human heart.
A sensitively told story exploring how a sense of danger,
shame and confusion can intensify a series
of fleeting exchanges and ultimately prove overwhelming.