Shadeena was commissioned to produce 3 clips to help promote the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival 2012. Since the writings vary greatly in style, theme and content we decided to take a more abstract approach and try to convey moods and emotions, similar to what literature does.
Directed by Martin Bonniċi
Cinematography by Martin Bonniċi
Video Post-Production - Martin Bonniċi
Voices - Leli Psaila & Miguel Buttigieg
Music - Wooden Little People by Cygna
Sound by Annabelle Galea
Logo Designed by Pierre Portelli
Leading writers from nine countries and top Maltese musicians will perform at the seventh annual Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September, 2012, at the Msida Bastion Historic Garden in FLORIANA, between the Floriana Central Public Library and Ospizio. This year's edition will focus on “Dieta kontra l-Kriżi" or "Crisis Fare” but will also continue to follow the revolutions in Arab countries, most notably Syria and Libya. The Festival will present an exciting array of literary genres and languages, unique voices, and short video clips about the festival and the socio-economic crisis by the young director Martin Bonnici.
The Festival will feature live original songs by the inimitable Brikkuni (on Thursday and Friday) and Renzo Spiteri (on Saturday). There will also be food, drink and books for sale. The readings, which are meant for a mature audience, start at 8.00pm, and entrance to all events is free. The poems and short stories will be read mainly in Maltese and English, but also in the native languages of the various writers.
Thursday | Economics and Popular Protests
The writers reading on Thursday are
Friday | Whose Crisis?
Friday’s readings will be by .
Kallia Papadaki and Christos Oikonomou will be interviewed on stage in English by sociologist Anna Zammit.
Saturday | Nothing to Lose But Your Life
On the three nights, there will be food and drinks (local produce and fair traded products) for sale served by the volunteers of the socially committed Third World Group. A book stand will be selling books by Maltese and foreign authors.
The Festival coincides with the seventh annual Malta LAF Literary Translation Workshop, led by Inizjamed within the context of Literature Across Frontiers, during which the participating writers will translate each other's works.