The programme presents a selection of the most exciting entries of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2020 and 2021. The films deal with the topics of human rights, equality and resistance. They describe how a nation is on its way to reclaiming its rights, or focus on the taboo subject of homeless youth. Filmmakers angrily report on the never-ending effects of racism, social injustice and disastrous capitalism. It will be an emotionally charged evening with powerful spoken words and moving poems.
Haus für Poesie/ ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
Since its foundation in 1991, the Haus für Poesie, formerly the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, has been promoting and supporting all areas of literature, but especially poetry, both as the written word and in conjunction with other art forms and media. Its work has focused exclusively on poetry since 2000. It is the venue where contemporary poetry in all its diversity of forms is showcased and discussed.
The Haus für Poesie brings poets to Germany from all over the world and endeavours to promote German authors abroad. Its production commissions provide incentives for innovation and experiment. The Haus für Poesie opens up dialogue with the audience, promoting access to poetry and understanding of poetry and its forms among the public.