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2022-06-21, 6:00 PM

FILM PROGRAM, READING AND TALKBecause the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festivals in 2020 and 2021 could only take place on a limited basis, we are showing a selected program with the winning films.

Violence, intolerance, propaganda, and a neverending pandemic may determine our everyday lives and our consciousnesses, but this evening’s films adopt counterpositions. They ask uncomfortable questions about the treatment of refugees, political dissidents, and gun violence. They observe present chaos, madness, and hope. The poems in this program of poetry films are written by Ghayath Almadhoun, Brendan Constantin, Eduard Escoffet, Bertolt Brecht, and Zêdan Xelef. Ghayath Almadhoun and Eduard Escoffet will read from their work and speak with the audience about their films and their writing.

The film program will be moderated in German and English. The films will be shown in the original with English subtitles.

The event is suitable for school classes (11th-12th grade, €3/person). Registration at


TUE 21.6. | 18.00 | Studio | 8/5 €

With the film makers and poets Ghayath Almadhoun Palestine/Sweden | Eduard Escoffet Spain | Anne Isensee Germany

Presentation: Alexander Gumz, poet and artistic director of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Germany | Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel, artistic director of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Germany

Project leaders: Alexander Gumz, Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel



The ZEBRA POETRY FILM CLUB – Best of ZEBRA with Ghayath Almadhoun, Eduard Escoffet and Anne Isensee is kindly supported by the Embassy of Sweden, the Institut Ramon Llull and Acción Cultural Española. España invitado de honor Feria del Libro de Frankfurt 2022. Eduard Escoffet takes part in the festival as part of the European poetry platform Versopolis, funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The poesiefestival berlin is a project of the Haus für Poesie in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, with support from the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.