Bread and Roses Film Festival 2012 presents in partnership with Al Jazeera English Artscape, Kitchen Sink Film, Reel Festivals, Scottish Documentary Institute and GOL Productions:
a sneak preview of extracts from six documentaries for a new Al Jazeera English series called POETS OF PROTEST. This is a chance to talk to the producer and directors about the process of making these groundbreaking films as well as enjoy live poetry performances.
The series was conceived and produced by British Iranian director Roxana Vilk and Scottish Documentary Institute, and she will joining us from Edinburgh to talk about the process of making these films.
Yasmin Fedda who directed one of the films, about the Syrian poet Hala Mohammed, will be sharing her experiences and Danielle Smith from Sandblast Arts, who was instrumental in finding the poet Al Khadra in the Saharawi camps will be talking about the important role of the artist in protest movements.
We are very proud to present Ghalia Kabbani a Syrian fiction writer, journalist and columnist who will be reading some poems of those different poets!
The films in the series POETS OF PROTEST use narrative observational documentary to reveal the hazardous lives of six contemporary poets, while beautifully filmed interludes provide visual interpretations of their works and a glimpse of the soul of the Middle East.
From the Egyptian folk hero whose poetry was performed in Tahrir Square, to a Saharawi war poetess in the Al Auin camp this unique series of beautiful films will challenge pre-conceptions in both its content and visual form.
Event Time: 5 – 7pm
Event Date: 4th May 2012
Event Location: Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, , London , SW4 6DX, United Kingdom
Order FREE tickets via Eventbrite: http://poetsofprotest-efbevent.eventbrite.co.uk
Bread & Roses Film Festival is organised by studioSTRIKE and supported by Film London’s Community Pilot Fund through National Lottery Funding on behalf of the BFI