City of Poets, 2024

Director : Sarah Rajaei

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Through a collage of personal archive footage and photographs, the history emerges of a small, metaphorical city where all the streets are named after poets. The town’s psychogeography defines the mental and emotional state of its inhabitants, who Live in a utopian illusion founded on poetry.
When the system changes and war begins, new neighborhoods emerge to accommodate the refugees and the existing street names are replaced by new ones. Abrupt and sweeping upheavals lead to confusion among the city’s residents, who soon find themselves lost amid the memories of the forgotten poets.