This is Not a Poem
by Eric Ngalle Charles
This is Not a Poem is a hymn on tolerance. Following the poetry of writer, actor, and human rights activist Eric Ngalle Charles.
This short film is a visual composition which explores education, migration, displacement and belonging. Eric brings his experience and storytelling ability to question home, placing his work and ideas between Wales and Cameroon.
Eric Ngalle Charles is a Cameroonian born and Wales based writer, poet, playwright, actor, and human rights activists. His work has been described by Mr Owen Sheers as ‘’A unique theatrical language’’. Until Corona virus put a stop to it, the film was due to tour the UK as a one-hour package, with discussions on ‘What is home?’ belonging, displacement etc.
The film is directed by Bafta Cymru and New York film festival award winning film maker Mr Greg Lewis. The film is only 17 minutes but it packs punches.
You can view the film here now which is followed by a Q&A with ArtReach’s Film Programmer Reba Martin and writer Eric Ngalle Charles. Click play on the video box to the right and go full screen for the best viewing experience.
Part of Journeys into Film funded by FilmHub North