Each month a guest curator presents a piece of (film)art , made by a new or relatively unknown filmmaker, with both poetic and political qualities. Joris Ivens was a political filmmaker and a poetic filmmaker altogether.. "What all my films have in common is that people are moved by something. Moved by their desire for freedom, moved by water, moved by the wind. I don't think there is any difference between Ivens filming the wind or Ivens filming revolutions," said Ivens himself in 1976. In light of this thought, we created this space for (film)artists working in the field of “Politics and Poetry”. Even though we will work with different curators each month, please feel free to suggest your own film or piece of art. You can also present yourself as a curator if you consider a film or piece of art relevant to the theme of “Politics and Poetry” and hence warrant more critical attention.

Name curator: Joe Richey/Alternative Radio
Name artist: Amiri Baraka
Title of the work you have chosen: Real Politics, Real poetry
Year of production: recorded at Naropa University, July 6, 2012
Format: mp3

This month we have something we had never before: An audio-podcast of Alternative Radio on poet Amiri Baraka. Please listen.

Read more: Feb2016:Real Politics, Real poetry (Amiri Baraka) Curator:Joe Richey/Alternative Radio

Name curator: Ana Siqueira
Name artist: Edu Yatri Ioschpe
Title of the work you have chosen: Retrato número 1 - O povo acordado e suas mil bandeiras
English title: Portrait Number 1 - An Awakened People and their Thousand Flags
Year of production: 2013
Format: Digital

English subtitles are available in You Tube! Please click on the subtitle screen in the right corner.

Read more: Mar2016:An Awakened People and their Thousand Flags (E.Y. Ioschpe) Curator:Ana Siqueira

Name curator: Lucas Murari
Name artist: João Silvério Trevisan
Title of the work you have chosen: Contestação
English title: Rebellion
Year of production: 1969
Format: 16 mm
 

English subtitles are available in You Tube! Please click on the subtitle screen in the right corner.

Read more: Apr2016:Contestação (João Silvério Trevisan) Curator: Lucas Murari

Name curator: André Dias
Name artist: Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias
Title of the work you have chosen: AOPÇÃO OU AS ROSAS DA ESTRADA
English title: A OPTION OR ROSES OF THE ROAD
Year of production: 1981
Format: 35mm
 

Interview with curator André Dias about this selection will follow as soon as possible....

Read more: may2016:AOpção ou As Rosas da Estrada (Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias) Curator: André Dias

Name curator: José Sarmiento and Mónica Delgado
Name artist: Paula Gaitan
Title of the work you have chosen: UAKA
English title: UAKA
Year of production: 1988
Format: 35mm
 

No subtitles (on purpose....) 

Read more: Jun2016: UAKA (Paula Gaitan) Curator: José Sarmiento and Mónica Delgado

Name curator: Dick Smits
Name artist: George Franju
Title of the work you have chosen: Le sang des bêtes
English title: Blood of the Beasts
Year of production: 1949
Format: 4:3
 

Watch 'Le sang des bêtes' here, narrated in English.

Read more: Jul 2016:Le sang des bêtes (George Franju) Curator:Dick Smits

Because of hollidays there was no PandP selection in August
 

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

Read more: Sep 2016:Border (Laura Waddington) Curator:Pedro Tavares

Name curator: TONI D'ANGELA
Name artist: STEPHANIE WUERTZ & SASHA JANERUS
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)

Read more: 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:

Read more: 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:

Read more: 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!  

Read more: Dec2015:Wo sui siqu (Hu Jie) Curator: Mei Yang

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