A Filmpoem & Swoon swing commissioned by Reel Festivals for Reel Iraq 2013.
Born to die was screened at 'Reel festivals 2013' (23/03/2013, Edinburgh, Scotland)
A film by Swoon for the poem 'Born To Die'
Words by Zaher Mousa
Voice & Translation by Jen Hadfield
Camera: Ryan Van Winkle
Concept, editing, treats & music: Swoon
from an idea by Alastair Cook:
"Born to Die is a poem by Iraqi poet Zaher Mousa, translated and read by Jen Hadfield.
Born to Die was a commission from Reel Festivals and was shot in Iraq for Filmpoem by Ryan Van Winkle.
It is a pair with Alastair Cook, with him making the Iraq language counterpart read by the poet (vimeo.com/61524740); this is the second film we have paired, the first being Aan Het Water.