ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2014 - the Programme
Wracking Your Brains
Fr 17.10. 20:00 Saal 3 / Rpt Sat 18.10. 17:00 Saal 3
Deliberations and memories preoccupy us on a daily basis. We struggle with the past, our doubts and spiritual unrest. But as long as we think, we are. That makes us human.
Diana Taylor – UK 2013 3:17 min english
Poem: 1962 Robin Kidson
A look back at the North-East of England during the early sixties, a working-class world in a time of change.
Michele Civetta – Italiy, USA 2013 3:18 min english
Poem: All Over Gabriele Tinti
A collection of epic songs, of epinician odes for our day, with boxers as contemporary heroes.
Oliver Langewitz – Germany 2013 6:35 min english
Poem: Sugar Steven Pelcman
A reflection on war, fear, and memory – and the calming effect of sugar cubes.
Bryan Dickinson – UK 2013 4:12 min english
Poem: Long Shadow Rachel McGladdery
Rachel McGladdery relives memories of her father as the sun sets over the town where she grew up.
Esther Johnson – UK 2013 2:28 min english
Poem: Chalk Trace Esther Johnson
As a child in the 1950s, Ron Cockroft drew a chalk line from his school in Oldham to his home in Chadderton – today a much-changed network of streets.
Le Fils prodigue / Prodigal Son
Atam Rasho – France 2013 7:40 min french
Poem: Le Fils prodigue Jean-Pierre Jorris
The youngest of both brothers asks his father for his inheritance and leaves to discover the world. Years later, he comes back in a miserable state.
Je m’appelle Nathan / My name is Nathan
Benoit Berthe – France 2012 2:00 min french
Poem: Nathan Marc Lavoine
A little boy is troubled by a paper bird trapped inside his head.
It Lêste Ljipaai / The Last Lapwing Egg
Richard van der Laan – Netherlands 2013 1:50 min frisian
Poem: It Lêste Ljipaai Siem de Vlas
In Fryslân there is a competition to find the first lapwing egg of the year – a practice which is now bound for extinction. A man recalls his childhood memories of this tradition.
Merial Lland – UK 2014 5:07 min english
Poem: deep pink Merial Lland
A woman re-imagines herself as a phoenix, feather by feather. A reflection on the mutability of memory.
Fiona Tinwei Lam – Canada 2012 2:09 min english
Poem: Omelet Fiona Tinwei Lam
A parent and child cook together while reflecting upon the state of the world.
Chiu Bo-sen, Tsung-Lin Tseng – Taiwan 2013 2:00 min chinese
Poem: Sorrow Spot Chlu Bo-sen, Tsung-Lin Tseng
Facts and figures that make life tangible, woven into a collage of intimate images.
Blå Timmen / The Blue Hour
Jessica Lundeberg, Ann Helling – Sweden 2014 8:53 min swedish
Poem: Blå Timmen Ann Helling
A confused woman finds herself in the passage between life and death. She reverts to childhood, entering a surreal, dusky world of fragmented memory.
Keith Sargent – UK 2013 5:45 min english
Poem: Late. Keith Sargent
A son arrives too late to say goodbye to his dying father.
It’s pretty, but is it art?
Jan Rehwinkel – Germany 2014 0:50 min english
Poem: The Conundrum of the Workshop Rudyard Kipling
The question that has tormented human creation throughout history.
El fin de la existencia de las cosas / The end of the existence of things
Dalia Huerta Cano – Mexico 2013 5:39 min spanish
Poem: El fin de la existencia de las cosas Dalia Huerta Cano
A voyage through a mind scarred by romantic loss, in which a young man’s painful memories guide him to a liberating conclusion.
Het Tankstation op de Route / The Gas Station Along the Route
Jan Baeke, Alfred Marseille – Netherlands 2014 11:41 min english
Poem: Het Tankstation op de Route Jan Baeke
An elderly couple tries to bring back their earlier days by reassembling scattered memories.
Libro de Huellas / The Book of Traces
Charles Olsen, Lilián Pallares – Spain 2014 3:33 min spanish
Poem: Selected aphorisms (no titles) Ángel Guinda
In a series of striking aphorisms, the poet reflects on memory, religion, and power.
Nichts kommt zweimal / Nothing twice
Jan Walentek – Germany 2014 3:00 min german
Poem: Nic dwa razy nie zdarza Wislawa Szymborska
A wistful meditation on the transience of existence.
Matt Mullins – USA 2014 3:03 min english
Poem: Sundowning Matt Mullins
An exploration of loss through the phenomenon of sundowning, a symptom of Alzheimer’s. In this state, one feels the need to go ›home‹ even when one is already there.