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If I go out walking with my dead friends | Video Poetry (2021)

The poem “If I go out walking with my dead friends” belongs to the book “A thousand murdered girls” which was published in 1964. The book consists of 65 poems, each named after a woman who was sentenced to death for participating in the Greek Resistance against the Nazis. “If I go out walking with my dead friends” is a humble memorial for the female heroines mentioned in Papa’s lyrics but also for those who nowadays are fighting for freedom and for a better tomorrow. It rings the bell in the consciences of people, pointing out the risk of suppression of freedom within a decaying social system. The past and the present are connected through a visualized dramaturgy of associative patterns. The human body becomes a canvas on which mankind paints its struggles and battles. It’s reality is caught in confrontation between projected values and societal demands. How do society’s proceedings reflect on the individual experience? 

Poem by Rita Boumi-Pappas (translated by Eleni Fourtouni)

Directed by: Aleksandra Ćorović & Alkistis Kafetzi

Script by: Aristoteles Chaitidis

Camera & Editing: Alkistis Kafetzi

Sound Design: Konstantine Margaritis

Model & Voice Over: Aleksandra Ćorović

Produced by: The Institute for Experimental Arts

This video produced by the Institute for Experimental Arts commissioned by the art platform www.filmpoetry.org

Digital Culture Programme- Ministry of Culture / Greece

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