Documentary | 2010-2011 | Doku, History, Literature, Society | USA

    Brief synopsis

    Poetry of Resilience is a feature-length documentary by Academy Award® nominated director Katja Esson about survivors who endured war, genocide and political persecution and turned to poetry to help them survive. From Rwanda, Japan, China, Iran, Poland and Iraqi Kurdistan and into exile in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, the film follows six stories of survival, six poets and one shared question: How strong is the human spirit?


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyFerne Pearlstein
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyCaspar Stracke
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyMartina Radwan
    Director's DepartmentdirectorKatja Esson
    Editingeditor Susanne SchieblerFinale Schnittfassung
    MusiccomposerEric v. Hachikian
    Producerco-producerAlison Granucci
    Producerco-producerCorinna Sager
    Producerco-producerSabine Schenk
    Producerexecutive producerJan Warner

    Production companies

    Penelope Pictures [us]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Katja Esson2011Woodstock Film Festival [us]Best Short DocumentaryWinner