so the war would know i’m here by Yahya Ashour

A powerful evocation of life under aerial bombardment. Palestinian poet Yahya Ashour recites his work in English—two poems translated with the director, Andrew Burgess, who provided some background in an email:

This film visualizes two of Yahya Ashour’s poems about growing up during wars in Gaza. The setting, visual motifs, and sound design work embody the physical experience of danger — hiding, being next, recollecting damage — and create an immersive experience. This film was produced through the University of Iowa International Writing Program by NonProphet Media. [link added]

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