Focus Spoken Word

In the music industry, video clips have been an established medium for the transfer of songs onto the screen for more than 30 years. Spoken Word artists use this format as well in order to performatively present eloquent texts. This film selection depicts the emotions and current topics affecting the new spoken word generation.

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

KH 2016 | 02:41 min
Director: Masahiro Sugano
Poem: Neon Poem
Poet: Tjawangwa Dema

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

GB 2017 | 03:22 min
Director: Douglas Tyrrell Bunge
Poem: When I Grow Up
Poet: Ellen Renton

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

K 2018 | 04:40 min
Director: Karanja Ng’endo
Poem: Too black to be white, Too white to be black
Poet: Jairus Ong’etta

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

GB 2017 | 06:56 min
Director: Adam Kes Hipkin, Dan Patrick Hipkin
Poem: Criteria
Poet: Naomi Joseph

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

GB 2017 | 03:30 min
Director: Malcolm Rumbles
Poem: What Johnny Thinks
Poet: Sam Small

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

CDN 2017 | 03:48 min
Director: Sofia Auza
Poem: Mangoes / A Love Letter To My Best Friend
Poet: Andrew Warner

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

CDN 2016 | 03:42 min
Director: Karen Pinette Fontaine
Poem: Batailles
Poet: Karen Pinette Fontaine

Fri 22:30 / Festival Opening, Spoken Word

IRL 2017 | 06:52 min
Director: Dave Tynan
Poem: Heartbreak
Poet: Emmet Kirwan

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

GB 2017 | 03:20 min
Director: Sebastian Nicolai Soper, Arthur Bently
Poem: I Learnt It In My Alphabet
Poet: Ella Rimmer

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

USA 2017 | 05:23 min
Director: Diego Estrada
Poem: When They Come for Me
Poet: Alejandro Jimenez

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

USA 2016 | 03:32 min
Director: Pat Heywood, Jamil McGinnis
Poem: Things I Carry into the World
Poet: Cynthia Manick

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

GB 2018 | 02:00 min
Director: Carmen Pellon Brussosa, Jack Hamilton
Poem: Incest in the City
Poet: James Massiah

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

USA 2018 | 06:04 min
Director: Victor Guzman
Poem: Things About Myself and the World That I Will and Won't Explain to My Year-Old Daughter When She's Older
Poet: Rich Ferguson

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

KH 2015 | 02:42 min
Director: Masahiro Sugano
Poem: Dreams
Poet: Tjawangwa Dema

Fri 22:30 / Spoken Word

USA 2018 | 06:33 min
Director: Marcus Aubin
Poem: Minstrel vs. Puppet
Poet: Hannah Bonecutter