Festival of Hope 2 / 22 February 2021

Poetry Films of Hope

Festival of Hope 2

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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Just Say No To Family Values (Italy 2005) by Antonello Faretta

„I come from...“ (England 2011) by Daniel Lucchesi, Alex Ramseyer-Bache

Life and Deaf (England 2012) by Eelyn Lee

The Dice Player (Egypt 2013) by Nissmah Roshdy

Gone Is Syria, Gone (Greece 2016) by Jazra Khaleed

Calling All (Portugal 2015) by Manuel Vilarinho

An ordinary blue Monday (South Africa 2014) by Naomi van Niekerk

What about the law (South Africa 2014) by Charles Badenhorst

And the world turns (Germany 2017) by Rain Kencana

How Do You Raise A Black Child? (USA 2016) by Seyi Peter-Thomas

American Arithmetic (USA 2017) by Mohammed Hammad

Hail the Bodhisattva of Collected Junk (Taiwan 2015) by Mimi Ye


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.