Found in Translation

Found in Translation – A Digital Poetry Project

A series of 9 short films shot in Iraqi Kurdistan featuring poetry and translations by UK and Iraqi based writers, made with Highlight Arts.

A filmpoem based on Kei Millers poem ‘A Ghazal for the Tethered Goats’.

2:00 mins | English with Arabic subtitles | Arabic translation by Miriam al Attar | Director, Camera, Editor – Yasmin Fedda (2015)

Iraqi poet Ahmad Abdul Hussein reflects on life and death through his poem ‘Twin’.

4:17 mins | Arabic with English translation | English translation by Kei Miller | Director, Camera & Editor Yasmin Fedda (2015)

Zhawen Shally’s poem ‘A Man Dies in Me’ is a love poem of temperatures.

2:00 mins | Kurdish with English subtitles | English translation by Vicki Feaver | Director, Camera & Editor Yasmin Fedda (2015)

Inspired by taking part in the the translation workshop in Erbil, poet Steven Fowler wrote Moot as a way of mediating language, information, experience – a kind of research and connection with the place he was visiting.

1:40 mins | English with Kurdish translation | Kurdish translation by Zhawan Shally | Director, Camera & Editor Yasmin Fedda (2015)

Miriam al Attar wrote a poetic letter to her mother, before she was born and before her mother was exiled from Iraq.

1:40 mins | Arabic with English subtitles | Translation by Nia Davies | Director, Camera & Editor Yasmin Fedda (2015)

When Vicky Feaver reached seventy, she asked for a change.

1:20 mins | Arabic translation by Ali Wajeeh | Director, Camera & Editor Yasmin Fedda (2015)

Curriculum Vitae Ali Wajeeh lists his poetic life CV of growing up in Iraq.

2:00 mins | Arabic with English subtitles | English translation by Vicki Feaver | Director, Camera & Editor Yasmin Fedda (2015).

In 1990 the images of the first Gulf War were created a deep impression on the then young Nia Davies.

1:40 mins | Arabic with English subtitles | Translation by Ahmad Abdul Hussein | Director, Camera & Editor Yasmin Fedda (2015)

A film poem based on a poem by Ryan Van Winkle, coordinator of the Iraq translation project.

2:00 mins | Director, Camera & Editor Yasmin Fedda (2015).