In times of crisis it is very important to give comfort to others. One word or gesture can make a big difference here. Especially now language gains a deeper meaning. A song text, a film quotation or a poem moves us much more strongly now. The films in this programme are intended to give hope and comfort. It is a selection of the best poetry films that have been shown in previous editions of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival.  

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Unfed (AUS 2005) by Jason Lam

A Galaxy Over There (UK 2009) by Martin Earle

The Thing With Feathers (D 2014) by Rain Kencana, Jalaudin Trautman, Miguel Angelo Pate

Why I Write (CAMBODIA 2011) by Masahiro Sugano

Quälen / Torturing (D 2013) by Rebecca Blöcher

100% Hastroenie / 100% MOOD (BUL 2015) by Dmitry Yagodin

In Damascus (D, Syria 2014) by Waref Abu Quba

bitterbessie dagbreek / Bitter-berry daybreak (ZA 2014) by Roger van der Merwe, Dewald van der Merwe

Refugee Blues (UK, FR 2016) by Stephan Bookas, Tristan Daws

Steel and Air (USA 2015) by Nick Libbey, Chris Libbey

Solstice Sol Invictus (UK 2018) by Sarah Tremlett

How Do You Raise A Black Child? (USA 2016)


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.