1. A Poet's Childhood - Awakening to Consciousness – 24:28 min
Poetry Short films:
2. Moon Drenched Mountain - Poetry & Music – 5:15 min
3. Beauty's Frozen Wings - Poetry & Music – 6:24 min
4. Meditation Quilt - Poetry & Music – 6:05 min
5. Pagoda Magic - Poetry & Music – 3:28 min
6. Mystic Meditation - Poetry & Music – 4:29 min
7. Flower Oracle - Poetry & Music – 7:55 min
8. Poems for the Gray Wolf - Poetry & Music – 5:08 min
9. Clouds, Wind & Water – Poetry – 7:46 min
Total run time 70 minutes
A Poet's Childhood - Awakening to Consciousness
Reviewed by Cookie Cranston
ELIZABETH MARTINA BISHOP
Director Vibhas Kendzia
Interviewer Luke Danial Holland
Born a poet! Elizabeth Martina Bishop captures the essence of her own fascinating and poetic life in this captivating film interview and reflection. In her own intriguing words and mesmerizing voice, she reveals the heartaches and darkness of an anything-but-normal childhood. But at the same time describes an almost enchanting, fairytale journey of a born-to-be, learned, renowned poet and author.
She describes the many challenges, including difficulty reading and writing as a child, often discouraged and forbidden by parental figures to write at all, including the betrayal by other important adult figures. None of which dampened her spirit or passion to write; she persisted. And this film deftly portrays her persistence and immersion in her writing, education and her career. She embodies the vivacity of a talented, committed professional willing to inspire and educate other writers along the way.
The content of the film reinforces that being a poet is not just an art, but a calling and lifestyle. As a charming, prolific writer and author of poetry and other genres, she reflects the very soul of cultures where she has visited, studied, taught and lived, embracing their people, and their stories. Most of which has become the very rhythm and source of not only her poetry, but also the connection to her relationship and recognition of the rhythm of the earth itself.
This documentary film details the creation of poems by Elizabeth Martina Bishop and how they link to the poet's biography. Filmed in Dublin at Trinity College, an off-camera interview by Luke Daniel Holland introduces Elizabeth, a born poet. From childhood on she had astonishing insights into her talent for writing.
This is a gem of a film which helps viewers understand the burgeoning of creative juices leading to poetic wit and an evocative outpouring that uplifts viewers from all walks of life.
Elizabeth Martina Bishop on FilmFreeWay
Director, Editor and Music: Vibhas Kendzia ( Vibhas-Music.COM )
WINNER - Exceptional Merit: DOCS Without Borders, USA
Finalist: Roma Short Film Festival, ITALY
Finalist: Seoul International Short Film Festival, SOUTH KOREA
Finalist: Tokyo International Short Film Festival, JAPAN
Finalist: New Wave Short Film Festival, GERMANY
Semi Finalist: AltFF Alternative Film Festival, CANADA
Official Selection: Toronto Film Channel Awards, CANADA
Official Selection: New York Independent Cinema Awards, USA
Official Selection: Venice Shorts, Venice, California, USA
Official Selection: Chicago Indie Film Awards, USA
Official Selection: Montreal Independent Film Festival, CANADA