Beyond the Hills, the Coast
Festival of Hope 2
Reading of the long poem ‘Beyond the Hills, the Coast’ (2017) by Peter-Clement Woetmann with English subtitles and video footage of the coastline of Greece. The poem can be read as a study of the inherent paradox of global inequality: While one person rejoices, another dies. While the poet stands in the mild Danish nature, refugees drown in the Mediterranean. The poem visits this repressed truth in an almost mesmerizing tone, whose measured simplicity leaves reality brutally clear.