Learning the Letters

A film-poem by Valerie Kampmeier and Robert Peake, incorporating footage of children in Britton, South Dakota filmed by Ivan Bessie in 1939.

The film premiered at the International Film Poetry Festival, Athens (2013).

<a href="https://vimeo.com/67239318"><img src="http://www.robertpeake.com/files/2013/05/child.png" style="max-width: 500px;"><br>Click here to view the video</a>


Lens-based artist Alastair Cook has done a remarkable job incorporating a poem I wrote in memory of our neighbour-friends’ son into a film-poem in his characteristic visual style. Be sure to listen through headphones to get the full effect of Vladimir Kryutchev‘s binaural recordings.

The film premiered at the Felix Poetry Festival, Antwerp (2012).

&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://vimeo.com/42966391" data-mce-href="http://vimeo.com/42966391"&gt;Filmpoem 20/ Jonah&lt;/a&gt; from &lt;a href="http://vimeo.com/alastaircook" data-mce-href="http://vimeo.com/alastaircook"&gt;Alastair Cook&lt;/a&gt; on &lt;a href="http://vimeo.com" data-mce-href="http://vimeo.com"&gt;Vimeo&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;


The Shell of the World

A seven-part film-poem that explores themes of alienation and belonging following the poet’s relocation from California to London. Poems by Robert Peake. Music by Valerie Kampmeier.

The film premiered at PoetryFilm Equinox, London (2012).

&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;a href="http://vimeo.com/61804253" data-mce-href="http://vimeo.com/61804253"&amp;gt;SHELL OF WORLD&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt; from &amp;lt;a href="http://vimeo.com/peakepoetics" data-mce-href="http://vimeo.com/peakepoetics"&amp;gt;Robert Peake&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt; on &amp;lt;a href="http://vimeo.com" data-mce-href="http://vimeo.com"&amp;gt;Vimeo&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;

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