ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2014 - the Programme
City, Country, Flight
Fr 17.10. 19:30 Saal 2 / Rpt Sat 18.10. 14:30 Saal 3
The urban squeeze forces us out into nature, which we barely recognise anymore. We take a more precise look at pastoral idylls, neighbours, neighbourhoods or simply at koalas and crabs.
The Black Man
Alexander Fedorov – Russian Federation 2014 5:00 min russia
Poem: The Black Man Sergei Yesenin
An illustration of inescapable menace and darkness.
De bern ha it fjoer oanstutsen / The children Have Lit the Fire
Swoon – Belgium 2013 3:09 min frisian
Poem: De bern ha it fjoer oanstutsen Tsead Bruinja
We give off too much light …
the light – the shade
Susanne Wiegner – Gremany 2014 7:07 min englisch POem: the ligth – the shade Robert Lax
The contrast of light and shadow, bright and dark, white and black, red and blue – a mental journey through personal spaces, images, letters, and words.
Marie Silkeberg, Ghayath Almadhoun – Sweden 2014 8:53 min arabic
Poem: The Details Ghayath Almadhoun
A flight over the rubble of postwar Berlin reflects Syria’s present in Europe’s past.
Roxana Vilk – Iraq, UK 2013 4:39 min arabic
Poem: Af’a Gilgamesh Ghareeb Iskander
What would happen if Gilgamesh came back to Iraq and witnessed the current state of his homeland?
Interni / Interiors
Gianmaria Sortino – Italy 2013 2:05 min italian Poem: Interni Azzurra D’Agostino
Different women living in the same building. They share the same question: what trace will I leave behind when I die?
Conor O’Mahony – Ireland 2014 2:05 min english
Poem: Cabra Lewis Kenny
A young man laments the impact of the economic crisis on Cabra, the urban Irish community where he grew up.
Zman / Time
Avi Dabach – Israel 2014 2:50 min hebrew Poem: Zman Mai-Tal Nadler
The urban dweller needs to constantly change apartments and identities within a city’s vortex of chaos and decay.
Kate Jessop – UK 2013 1:55 min english
Poem: Dog Richard Scott
A young man comes to terms with his sexuality and confronts his bully in his home neighbourhood.
Le Gardien du phare aime trop les oiseaux / The Lighthouse Keeper Loves Birds too Much
Clément De Ryuter – France 2014 4:09 min french
Poem: Le gardien du phare aime trop les oiseaux Jacques Prévert
Über die Absurdität des Lebens und das Spiel des Schicksals, das manchmal grausam sein kann.
The Making of
Brigitta Falkner – Austria 2012 7:13 min Neologismen, Glossolalie
Poem: The Making of Brigitta Falkner
A depiction of the production process as a cinematic palimpsest.
Santiago Parres – Spain 2013 8:28 min spanish
Poem: Post Scriptum Santiago Parres
Figures gaze silently into the distance in a solemn, abstract world. How does this world relate to our messy, pedestrian reality?
Marchant grenu / Walking Grainy
Francois Vogel – France 2013 2:20 min english, french
Poem: Marchant grenu Henri Michaux
A whimsical look at movement in the city. While reciting the poem, Francois Vogel »walks grainy« on the stairs of Montmartre, in Paris.
Grandmother is a Crab
Stuart Pound – UK 2012 2:00 min english
Poem: Grandmother is a Crab Rosemary Norman
Revisiting the magic world of a child on a beach.
SHIULI – in search of my Goddess
Amartya Bhattacharyya – India 2013 9:33 min english
Poem: SHIULI – In Search of My Goddess Amartya Bhattacharyya
A love letter to the joyful moments of Kolkata.
Ten S´wiat / This World
Zbigniew Czapla – Poland 2014 1:30 min polish, english
Poem: Ten swiat Czeslaw Milosz
An apocalyptic reversal of the order of nature.
Hacia Todtnauberg / Towards Todtnauberg
Marta Azparren – Spain 2014 5:40 min spanish
Poem: Claroscuro del Bosque José Luis Gómez Toré
A dialogue between different arts about the moral responsibility of culture.
Nehemias Colindres – Gremany 2013 2:17 min english Poem: Berlin Berlin Nehemias Colindres
The highs and lows of life in Berlin. What is it that binds Berliners to their city?
Suzie Hanna – UK 2013 3:18 min english
Poem: Proem – To Brooklyn Bridge Harold Hart Crane
Fragmentary images of the river, the sky, and the city come together in this ode to the Brooklyn Bridge.
David Jurakovich – Australia, New Zealand 2013 2:37 min english
Poem: The Artisan Natasha Sinclair
A young woman is overwhelmed and uninspired by contemporary urban life and turns her thoughts to nature, trying to find her »inner koala«.