What will it mean to describe in English how a woman condemned to stoning sees the final minutes of her life? What will it mean to find the right English word to describe how a being that cherished the life of a proud mom not too long ago can be destroyed so recklessly and so barbarically?
The fact that the original medium of poetry is language does not mean that spoken language is also the best medium to convey the emotional core of the poem to a broader audience of the same or different cultures. The goal of this project is to use cinematography to that end because of its much broader appeal and universally understood artistry.
Poetry in Motion is made into short films to represent:
Poetry thrives in vagueness and metaphor and so does the Persian language. Poet tells things she cannot directly describe in words or rather finds too painful to do so. There is deep intimacy between poetry and the language in which it is expressed. As soon as one begins to peel off the surface the core is affected. This makes translation of poetry extremely difficult if not impossible. Thankfully poetry also rides on another language which unlike the former is understood universally by all humans: the language of human emotions.
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