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LAB/P - POETRY IN MOTION 3: IDENTITY

For the 3rd edition of this award-winning collaboration, emerging filmmakers and authors from Egypt and Germany teamed up. Reflecting upon the concept of “Identity” they take us on an emotional trip: Meet chimera in the desert, fly up in the sky and dive down to the deep sea, get crazy in an apartment in Alexandria, become entangled in a fierce dialogue and listen to the memories of an old man.

A fascinating selection of contemporary poetry and avant-garde experimental and animation aesthetics. The six films invite the viewer to explore these new artistic positions and the artists behind them. The short films were developed within the framework of a joint OSTPOL and Fig Leaf Studios program under the mentorship of Cathy de Haan, Islam Kamal, Aline Helmcke and Mark Lotfy.

The filmmakers and authors are:

NISSMAH ROSHDY & MARIO OSTERLAND for SEA OF DUNES; ALINA CYRANEK & YARA MOHAMED ALY for SKY; GEESKE JANSSEN & YARA MOHAMED ALY for SEA; RIKA TARIGAN & YARA MAMDOUH AHMED for THE RIGHT TO FALL APART; AHMED HAMED & ÖZLEM ÖZGÜL DÜNDAR for FACES BURN; MENNA EL-ATROUSH & DENNIS TRENDELBEREND for SHREDS.
Genre Animation, Experimental

Year of Production 2019
Producers Cathy de Haan, Mark Lotfy, Vera Schmidt
Production Company OSTPOL, in co-production with Fig Leaf Studios
Length 25 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German, English, Arabic
Subtitled Versions English, German, Arabic
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Alfilm Arab FF Berlin 2019, Poetry Film Prize Weimar 2019, Art Visuals & Poetry Film Vienna 2019, Cairo IFF 2019, ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Berlin 2019
Awards Weimar Poetry Film Prize Animation 2019
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Goethe Institut Alexandria, Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien, Kulturstiftung des Landes Sachsen, Bauhaus University Weimar, Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig

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