FORGET ME NOT 2019
5 min 4 sec
Forget-Me-Not is a poem of the slipping away from the world and the world slipping away from self. It is about the fragmentation and disappearance of language, memory and life.
Hiroshima Haiku 2014
1minute 18 seconds
Hiroshima Haiku began as a haiku poem written to commemorate the dropping of atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan August 6, 1945. It was inspired by Joh Hershey's essay and later book Hiroshima.
Language Cops 2013
7 minutes 57 seconds
Language Cops is a satiric videopoem about the absurd/surreal kafkaesque bureaucracy of the L'Office de la langue française and the language issue in Quebec, Canada. The poem/text's structure is based on T.S. Eliot's poem 'The Hollow Men'. The film's structure is based on the silent movie genre. It seemed appropriate since it was about language.
Blood is Blood 2010
Book Trailer. 1 min. 42 sec.
Entire length 15 minutes
Winner of the ZEBRA International Poetry Film Festival, “Best Film for Tolerance”
Blood is Blood is a video and collaborative book-length poem for two voices, dealing with the bloodshed in the Middle East, a version of which was commissioned for CBC Radio in 2006. Souaid, of Christian Lebanese descent, and Farkas, the child of Jewish Holocaust survivors, give this piece a special resonance.
Blood is Blood is a powerful encounter between two poets, from diametrically opposed backgrounds, whose cultural and personal lives intersect, clash and confront the truths and fictions that have become the destructive reality of Jews and Arabs trying to co-exist in the Middle East. Artistically, it is an innovative tapestry of images, sound and text that challenges viewers to confront their own attitudes about this volatile relationship and conflict in general.