Injustice and discrimination require people to raise their voices and protest. Wherever minorities are oppressed or people are mistreated, effective words are needed to draw attention to these abuses and denounce them. The poems on which the films in this programme are based do so with remarkable intensity.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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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.