Politiek en Poëzie

Name curator: Pedro Tavares
Name artist: Laura Waddington
Title of the work you have chosen: Border
English title: Border
Year of production: 2004
Format: 27 min. Digibeta PAL, Colour, Stereo

Read down here the interview with the curator Pedro Mota Tavares about his selection

Lees meer: Sep 2016:Border (Laura Waddington) Curator:Pedro Tavares

Name curator: TONI D'ANGELA
Title of the work you have chosen: CALGON
English title: CALGON
Year of production: 2014
Format: 16mm to Digital

Down here a letter from the filmmakers ánd an interview with the curator Toni D'angela (in French)

Lees meer: Oct 2016:PandP Oct2016: Calgon (Stephanie Wuertz & Sasha Janerus) Curator: Toni D'angela

Name curator: Sylvain George
Name artist: Ken Jacobs
Title of the work you have chosen: « Capitalism : slavery »
English title: « Capitalism : slavery »
Year of production: 2006
Format: digital

The interview with the curator of this film Sylvian George will be available soon:

Lees meer: NOV2016: Capitalism:Slavery (Ken Jacobs) Curator: Sylvian George

Name curator: Paul Douglas Grant
Name artist: Nick Deocampo
Title of the work you have chosen: Oliver
Year of production: 1983
Format: Super 8

Down here, you can read the interview with the curator of this film, Paul Douglas Grant:

Lees meer: DEC2016: Oliver (Nick Deocampo), Curator: Paul Douglas Grant

Name curator: Mei Yang
Title of the work you have chosen: “Wo sui siqu”
Name filmmaker: Hu Jie
English title: “Though I am Gone”
Year of production: 2006
Format: digital video

This month we have a long film at our Politics and Poetry page: 'Though I am Gone', selected by Mei Yang assistant Professor of Chinese, University of San Diego. Curators from all over the world have selected films from everywhere and we are glad to screen the first Chinese production now. Please watch this film, thank you!  

Lees meer: Dec2015:Wo sui siqu (Hu Jie) Curator: Mei Yang

Name Curators: Caroline Kennedy-Pipe/ James I. Rogers
Title of the work you have chosen: Fragments
Year of production: 2006
Format: Sculpture

This month we have two curators. The interesting fact is that one of the curators is also involved in another Politics and Poetry project. So we are very glad to have this opportunity to share ideas.They selected a picture of a sculpture of the artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir called 'Fragments'. Contrary to what we normally do with the curators, there is no interview this time about their selection, but they entered an article about the work and ideas behind it. So please read their interesting thougts about 'Fragments' and their ideas about art, politics and war.  

Lees meer: Nov2015:Fragments (S.Thórarinsdóttir) Curator: C.Kennedy-Pipe/ J.I. Rogers

Curator:  Manuel Toledo Otaegui
Name artist: Felipe Egaña
Title of the work you have chosen: El Elefante Blanco
English title: The white elephant
Year of production: 2010
Format: HD Video

We got in contact with Manuel Toledo Otaegui because of his work for the ARQFILMFEST in Chile, and they were interested to screen a few films of Ivens there. In return, we asked him to select a film for our Politics and Poetry page and he selected 'The white elephant'. We are very thankfull for the cooperation. Please read the interview below for the backgrounds and watch the film here.

Lees meer: Oct2015: El Elefante Blanco (Felipe Egaña) Curator: Manuel Toledo Otaegui

Curator:  Bert Hogenkamp
Name artist: Pim Zwier
Title of the work you have chosen: Alles was irgendwie nützt
English title: All what is somehow usefull
Year of production: 2014
Format: HD Video

In September our board member and Dutch film historian Bert Hogenkamp selected 'All what is somehow usefull', made by Pim Zwier (also from the Netherlands). The film was screened at many filmfestivals and Pim Zwier gave us permission to screen the film in September 2015. Now, you can see the trailer here.

Lees meer: Sep2015: All what is somehow usefull (Pim Zwier) Curator: Bert Hogenkamp

Curator:  Shohini Ghosh
Name artist: AJK Mass Communication Research Centre
Title of the work you have chosen: The Song of the `Other’ Firefly
English title: The Song of the `Other’ Firefly
Year of production: 2014
Format: DVC Pro HD

The film was as a final project for the Masters in Mass Communication, at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University in New Delhi. The names (in alphabetical order)of the students who made the film are: Abhijeet Bhatt, Abhishekh Anid Dutta, Meghna Talwar, Nagma Sahi Ansari, 
Umang Sabharwal

Lees meer: Aug2015: Song of the 'other' firefly (AJK Mass Comm. Research Centre) Curator: Shohini Ghosh

Curator:  Bruno Bové
Name artist: Catherine Murphy
Title of the work you have chosen: MAESTRA
English title: TEACHER
Year of production: Cuba/USA 2011 – 33’ release: 2012
Format: video (DVD)


In July 2015 we have screened the film 'Maestra' with permission of the filmmaker and their distributor Women Make Movies. For the future, they allow us to show you this 8 minute-version film, about The Cuban Literacy Campaign in 1961. This film explores this controversial experience through the eyes of the women teachers, and how it changed their sense of themselves.

Lees meer: July 2015: Maestra 8min version (Catherine Murphy) Curator: Bruno Bové

Curators:  Geert Veuskens and Pieter De Vos (Filmmakers at Docwerkers)
Name artist: Xavier Artigas and Xapo Ortega (cooperative production company Metromuster)
Title of the work you have chosen: Ciutat Morta
English title: Dead City
Year of production: 2013
Format: Color HDcam

This month our curators selected a long film. They selected the film 'Dead city'. The curators are from Belgium and work at Docwerkers, where they make creative and socially (film)productions. We are very thankfull for their contribution and their interview. Please read about their thoughts and ideas in the interview down here:

Lees meer: June 2015: Dead City (Metromuster) Curator: Docwerkers

Curator: Christian Leyssen Silva

Title of the work you have chosen: El vuelo de Juana
English title: Juana ’s flight
Name artist: Verónica Quense
Year of production: 1996
Format: 5 m. short film - 16 mm. - black & white.  

The curator this month is Christian Leyssen Silva. Heis lecturer in Universidad Diego Portales and Universidad Internacional  Sek and besides that, the curator in Fundación José Venturelli, Santiago de Chile. Heselected an older film for us from 1996, and we are happy that treasureslike these can be found on our Politics and Poetry page from now on as well.

Lees meer: May 2015: El vuelo de Juana (Verónica Quense) Curator: Christian Leyssen Silva

Curator: Ezra Winton (Cinema Politica)
Name artist: Réal Junior Leblanc
Title of the work: Uprooted Generation
Year of production: 2013
Format: Video


We are very glad that Ezra Winton of Cinema Politica from Canada selected this film 'uprooted generation' for us. The reason why he selected this film for our page 'Politics and Poetry' is very clear: The film is part poem and part documentary, dedicated to the victims of residential schools. The film includes reflections on cultural disconnection, personal and community trauma, resilience, and the healing power of art.

Lees meer: April 2015: Uprooted Generation (Réal Junior Leblanc) Curator: Ezra Winton



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