Window Horses

directed by Ann Marie Fleming

TV in the City
Duration 89:00
year: 2016
country: CA
duration: 89:00

Window Horses is a tribute to poetry and its history in Iran. Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran. Living under the protection of her Chinese grandparents, she discovers the culture, heritage, and her own voice. The film portrays Iranian hospitality, heritage, and the high potential for gaffes due to cultural differences. The various animation styles and techniques capture Iran’s entrancing colours, sounds, and tastes. The film provides a counterweight to our xenophobic times, showing that human beings are more alike than unalike, and that poetry can be relevant across millennia.