While a university librarian struggles with words at lonely heights,
an old pigeon fancier awaits the homecoming of his pigeons ...
This split-screen poetry film is based upon the like-named poem by German author Ulrike Almut Sandig from her poetry booklet Streumen: Gedichte (2007, Connewitzer Verlagsbuchhandlung, Leipzig).
director: Jan Peeters
writer/poet: Ulrike Almut Sandig
country of production: Belgium, filmed on location in Ghent, Belgium, a.o. in the Boekentoren ('Book Tower'), the main library of Ghent University
language: German / English ([my heimat] transl. by Bradley Schmidt)
cast: Rik Van Herreweghen, Gaston Deceukelier
camera: Yves Sondermeier, Jan Peeters
aerial pictures: Luk Michels pilot: Bart De Krock
sound: Yannick Franck (excerpt from Vaiheessa)
editing: Jan Peeters
format: HDV PAL (digitized super 8)
aspect ratio: 16:9
runtime: 8 min 51 s
→ ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, 20 October 2012, in Babylon Cinema, Berlin, Germany (PREMIERE).
→ IV Festival Internacional de Videopoesía "por la Tierra" / IV International Festival of Videopoetry "for the Earth", 27 November - 2 December 2012, by VideoBardo, Archivo e Festival de VideoPoesía, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
→ Københavns Internationale Poesifestival, 23-25 May 2013, LiteraturHaus, Copenhagen, Denmark.
→ published online by 'Moving Poems. The best poetry videos on the web', 3 September 2013.