A screening of short poetry films exploring the refugee experience, interspersed with poetry readings.
The North Cornwall Book Festival presents Liberated Words (poetry filmmaker and writer Sarah Tremlett and performance poet and novelist Lucy English) who will screen varied short poetry films from their Home from Home project. They explore the effects of war in the Middle East and the refugee crisis, as well as interpretations of home for those arriving as immigrants in a strange country. Between films, Lucy performs poems from The Book of Hours.
Home from Home centres on urban and rural groups facing homelessness, whether refugees or those from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds. It offers the opportunity to use poetry film workshops and a one-year screening programme creating a revealing approach to consciousness-raising for the general public. Films screened on this special festival evening have been selected by Sarah from the Liberated Words and Poem Film archives, or by courtesy of the artists. There will be an opportunity for discussion after the screening.