ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2014 - the Programme
I and You
Fr 17.10. 22:30 Saal 3 / Rpt Sun 19.10. 19:00 Saal 2
Who am I? What do others think of me? Desires, inner torments and loneliness plague us. But what’s the point? – I am as I am! After a small creative break we let it rip again and dive head first into life.
Chris Keenan – UK 2013 6:13 min english
Poem: Over Toast Deborah ›Debris‹ Stevenson
A mother and daughter travel into nature and discover the importance of asking a question.
Je suis comme je suis / I am as I am
Marion Auvin – France 2014 3:00 min french
Poem: Je suis comme je suis Jacques Prévert
Nobody is perfect.
Reinventing the Wheel
Elena Knox – Australia 2014 3:00 min english
Poem: High Heels Elena Knox
In a game reminiscent of Wheel of Fortune, a poem plays out on a letterboard. As the doll-like hostess turns over the letters, a surprising message to her audience is revealed.
They Terrify Me
Conor Horgan – Irland 2014 2:14 min english
Poem: Those Women Searching for Cats, They Terrify Me Kevin Barrington
Kevin Barrington takes to the streets at night to confront what terrifies him.
Meginlandið / On the Mainland
Hallur Örn Arnason – Iceland 2011 3:23 min icelandic
Poem: On the Continent Charles Bukowski
A young bus driver lets his mind drift during a cigarette break.
Through the window. Tales from life of Kharms.
Misha Safronov – Russian Federation 2013 11:00 min russian
Poem: It’s Paling and the Day is Breaking Daniil Charms
Things look different when seen through a window.
Apology of Genius
Jani Sipilä – Finland 2014 4:00 min english
Poem: Apology of Genius Mina Loy
An illustration of inequality, of that which prevents us from understanding each other.
Leksi Vefxisa da Mokmis / The Youth and the Leopard
Mariam Kandelaki – Georgia 2014 12:00 min georgian
Poem: Georgisches Volksgedicht
A brave young man kills a tur, and as God’s punishment, he meets a leopard.
Julian Hills – Ireland 2013 2:40 min english
Poem: Mathematics Hollie McNish
A spoken-word exploration of the faulty presumptions made about immigrants in England.
The Master’s Revenge
Estabrak Al-Ansari – UK 2013 5:44 min english
Poem: The Master’s Revenge Anthony Anaxagorou
A visual narrative of injustice and re-education, shedding light on the silenced voices of history.
In the Beginning
Roxana Vilk – Iraq 2013 3:35 min arabic
Poem: In the Beginning Zaher Mousa
The feelings of an Iraqi amid the violent realities of life in his country.
Letzmitut, nasich / For Eternity, Prince
Jasmine Kainy – Israel 2014 6:00 min hebrew
Poem: Letzmitut, nasich Hedva Harechavi
A man and a woman are playing cards. She talks to him, but he answers only with one word: Prince. Is the conversation real or in her head?
Puma, Mi Bienamado / Puma, My Love
Nadina Marquisio – Argentinia 2013 6:30 min spanish
Poem: Despedida Osvaldo Bossi
Argentine poet Osvaldo Bossi departs from his hometown, finding his own voice, deliberate and eager like a puma mesmerized by fire.
My Shadow. An Illusion of Me
Karl F. Stewart – Germany 2013 3:10 min english
Poem: My Shadow. An Illusion of Me. Karl F. Stewart
A play on the tension between shadows.