[Tunis] / [ تونس ]

Sony FS7
14:33 min | 2018

with Abir Akriche-Jendoubi, Ferdaous Kabteni, Kais Jendoubi,
Majed Mihoub, Walid Ben Nasr

Director: Lia Sáile
Production: Academy for Media Arts Cologne

A sea between languages – four German-Tunisians search for words.
A documentary experimental film, based on the poem [Tunis] by Adrian Kasnitz.


Invited to the short film program – Best of Kompliz*innen of the IFFF Dortmund+Cologne 2023:
„Every word, every syllable, every nuance is discussed, interpreted, discarded, retranslated. Translating a poem into another language, and thus another culture, is undertaken here with an urgency, almost as if it were a life that must be reassembled and made comprehensible. The seriousness of this attempt is both a celebration and a warning.”
– Lisa Domin, festival curator IFFF

Poesie Festival 2018, Neue Talente – Haus für Poesie Berlin 2018
Zebra Poetry/Film Festival Berlin | Münster 2018