The Republics

by Huw Wahl, based on the novel „Republic of Dogs /
Republic of Birds“ by Stephen Watts. German premiere.
GB 2020, 83 min.

An essay film reflection about landscape, history, memory and the power of words based on Stephen Watt’s prose poem Republic of Dogs / Republic of Birds in 16mm monochrome.

For four decades British poet, translator and activist Stephen Watts has been the calm, active and engaged voice of the marginalized and overlooked. He creates testimony and resistance through poems and prose, based on his lyrical strive for equality, praising the fragile and beloved.

Watts found a worthy partner in Huw Wahl. The Republics connects the early 80s and present day, the Isle of Dogs and the Scottish islands and the mountains of northern Italy. The Republics is an empathic and one of the most impressive artist-films of the past years and resembles the poetry of the original novel.

Followed by a Q&A with the director Huw Wahl.

The Republics

MI 09/30/2020 | 7 PM | Schoßtheater: International Competition

The Republics

MI 09/30/2020 | 7 PM | Schoßtheater: International Competition

The Republics

MI 09/30/2020 | 7 PM | Schoßtheater: International Competition

The Republics

MI 09/30/2020 | 7 PM | Schoßtheater: International Competition

Fotos © Huw Wahl
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