When poetry becomes the voice of reason

Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival takes over Copenhagen

Sept 10, 2021 – Copenhagen – Performing arts and activism often go hand in hand, used as tools to deliver messages in need of their voices being represented. In this case, it isn’t a voice or a minority, but an entire planet that needs to be spoken for by those inhabiting it…
the main threading line being poetry in interdisciplinary media. That is the concept behind “Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival”, an idea that began during early spring as a collaboration between Kulturhuset Islands Brygge and Red Door Gallery’s project The Poetic Phonotheque, which since the beginning of the lockdown had been collecting the voices of poets from all over the world. Agreeing on the importance of centring the theme around conversations about climate, nature and environment, the open call was launched during the summer to bring together a diverse selection of voices from all over the world.


The festival received almost 300 films, from over 50 locations, such as Egypt, Kosovo, Argentina, Iraq, Taiwan, Australia, as well as many from Scandinavia. The official selection, made by lecturer Solveig Willum and artist Christina Jonsson, is divided into the genres of Poetry Film, Animation, Short Film, Experimental, and Documentary, and will be screened at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge on Sunday, November 21 and on Sunday, November 28, from 13 to 20 CET.

In order to provide an all-encompassing experience for the attending audience, the event includes an exhibition titled “Colors for Climate” by international artist Rita Howis, as well as a collaboration with Xtinction Rebellion who will do a talk on each day of the festival.
A series of posters were designed for the festival by Argentinian artist Leonardo Flores, which have been printed locally in recycled paper, as well as a book that documents all the participants of the project, illustrated by Danish artist Rikke Winkler Nilsson.

A number of the filmmakers will arrive to Copenhagen to talk about their productions as part of the program.
The general public is invited to follow Kulturhuset Islands Brygge’s website and social media, and to save the date of the festival, which will be screened virtually and onsite at:

Kulturhuset Islands Brygge – Islands Brygge 18, 2300, Copenhagen S, Denmark
November 21 & 28, 2021

Media inquiries can be sent to:
Elizabeth Torres (Director of Festival)- poetiskefonotek@gmail.com
See the collection: www.poeticphonotheque.com

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A CULTURAL HOUSE IN TUNE WITH THE CITY
With approximately 350 cultural events a year, including theater, concerts, dance,
communal dinners, comedy and everything in between, there is an experience for everyone
at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge.

Learn more at: kulturhusetislandsbrygge.kk.dk/

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