Beware of the Germans: they unexpectedly pull a poem out of their pocket and start a conversation about philosophy.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
at the Goethe-Institut Montreal
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is a project of the haus für Poesie in Berlin and has been around since 2002. It was the first and is the largest international platform for short films based on poetry - the so-called poetry films. It offers poets, film and festival makers from all over the world a platform for creative exchange, brainstorming and meeting with a broad audience. With a competition, film programmes, readings, retrospectives, exhibitions, performances, workshops, colloquia, lectures and a children's programme, it presents the diversity of the genre of poetry film in various sections.
The programme presents a selection of the best poetry films from previous editions of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival. Twelve animations, written and experimental films on personal destinies, social issues and climate change. In the poems, these topics are questioned with emotion, logic but also wit.