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Poetry of Resilience

  • Katja Esson, Director/Producer
  • Corinna Sager, Producer

About the Project

Poetry of Resilience is a feature-length documentary that explores the question: How strong is the human spirit? Serving as a provocative meditation on the creativity and dynamism of humanity the film traces the lives of 5 poets who survived some of the darkest hours of the 20th century: the Holocaust, Hiroshima, China under Mao, the Iranian Revolution and the Rwandan Genocide. Listening to their voices, we begin to question if the ineffable expression of poetry can be used to translate such atrocities into the mysterious language of human endurance.