|Leendert Pot and Anja Hiddinga,
together with poets Wim Emmerik and Giselle Meyer, have made five innovative
shorts, presenting the visual power of poetry in sign language. In all film
poems visual rhythm, repetition, wide-angle and close-ups shape the dynamics
of the composition.
The first four films were finished in 2005
had had their premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2005,
Growth was in 2003.
- The love poem Reflection gives an imaginary introspection
of the poet in a mise en scéne with mirrors. Poem by W. Emmerik
Fire, a poem about mortality, was shot from behind a matte glass sheet and
provides a fairy-tale spectacle. Poem by G. Meyer.
- Camera and editing
techniques emphasise the love for the expanse and lines of the polder landscape
- in Flevoland - the poet celebrates in Polder. Poem by W. Emmerik
Strand, a poem about 'identity', is like a dance between the poet and the
camera. The whole film entails one single shot. Poem by G. Meyer.
- Growth evokes the similarities between the development of a human being and the
seasons. Poem by W. Emmerik
The DVD contains also an explanation about poetry
in Sign Language (15 min) and is in three languages Dutch Sign Language,
Dutch and English
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