1. Phoneme Media's trailer for Mario Bellatin's Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction. Filmed by Rafael López de Cerda. Edited by Erick Jordan. Directed by David Shook. Produced by Erick Jordan, David Shook, Erandi Torres Schultz, and Mario Bellatin for Phoneme Media. Los Angeles Launch on 7 May 2013 at Skylight Books. phonememedia.org

    Phoneme Media is a fiscally sponsored project of PEN CENTER USA.

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  2. Phoneme Media presents an excerpt from the short film about Mario Bellatin's Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction. Filmed by Rafael López de Cerda. Edited by Erick Jordan. Directed by David Shook. Produced by Erick Jordan, David Shook, Erandi Torres Schultz, Theresa Ganser, and Mario Bellatin for Phoneme Media. Los Angeles Launch on 7 May 2013 at Skylight Books. phonememedia.org
    Phoneme Media is a fiscally sponsored project of PEN CENTER USA.

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  3. A trailer for Phoneme Media's various film projects, including work from the Zapotec Isthmus of Víctor Terán, the Kirundi oral poetry of the Burundian Batwa, Rocío Cerón's multimedia poetry project Diorama, Mario Bellatin's introduction of Shiki Nagaoka, and Marcelo Ensema Nsang's poetry from Equatorial Guinea.

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  4. Phoneme Home Videos #1: Phoneme Author Mario Bellatin, Publisher C.P. Heiser, and Editor/Translator David Shook visit a translation of the Taj Mahal in neighboring Bangladesh to prove that translations are often better than the originals they seek to reproduce.

    Phoneme Home Videos are shot and edited on the fly by the Phoneme team during their world travels. #1 was made on a visit to Bangladesh for the 2013 Dhaka Hay Festival.

    Learn more about Phoneme, Mario Bellatin, and our film projects at phonememedia.org

    Phoneme Media, a fiscally-sponsored project of PEN Center USA, is a publishing and film production house for world literature in translation. We covet your donations, which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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  5. Video Credits: Director Ben Rodkin; Producers Claude Nikondeha David Shook Syd Shook; Editor Ben Rodkin; Translators Claude Nikondeha David Shook; Narrator Claude Nikondeha

    The Batwa of Burundi are one of the world’s most discriminated-against communities, first colonized by the Hutu at the turn of the first millennium, then again by the Tutsis in the 1400s, before German and Belgian colonialization of the region. The Batwa survived for millennia as forest-dwelling hunter gatherers; today the majority are landless. There are also Batwa communities in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Despite the bleakness of their predominant living conditions, oral poetry, song, and dance constitute an important portion of community life. This video footage was recorded in the Batwa community at Matara, in Bujumbura Rural, Burundi, in September 2011. —David Shook

    I want to sing to the memory of my beloved father
    who gave me a beautiful, special cow
    so I could walk slender-hipped like a handsome prince
    before my unjust murder.

    recounted by Etienne Ndayishimiye
    translated by Claude Nikondeha & David Shook

    We welcome you to the Mountain of Love,
    Our guests, from a faraway country.
    They came because they love us.
    So in turn we welcome them excitedly,
    on this beautiful Mountain of Love.

    performed by the Batwa at Matara
    collected by Claude Nikondeha
    translated by Claude Nikondeha & David Shook

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