Poets from Georgia
Festival of Hope 2
Four poets, different generations, different voices. Reading selected works and discussing matters of poetry - its forms, purpose and relation to life. Recorded in a secluded environment of Writers’ House, poets read the texts about their concerns, friends, hopes and rage – everything that happens out in the world and transfers into their poetry. Mixed with idyllic sounds of winter birdsong, the video creates a momentary lapse of beauty in contrast with the sounds of poetry.
Portrayed poets and poems:
David Chikhladze - Plus. Translated by Donald Rayfield.
Erekle Deisadze - untitled poem “Whose tanks will occupy this broad avenue?”. Translated by Donald Rayfield.
Eka Kevanishvili - Come On, Let’s Play a Game of Paupers. Translated by Donald Rayfield.
Lela Samniashvili - Military Drills. Translated by Natalia Bukia-Peters and Mac Dunlop.