I’m producing a documentary called AFTER in which contemporary poets perform and examine the role of art in responding to the Holocaust.
Conceived by two-time Emmy Award winning director Richard Kroehling and filmed by multi-award-winning cinematographer Lisa Rinzler, AFTER is a bold, emotionally gripping visual tour de force. Acknowledging there are no easy answers for the Shoah, viewers will see a film that is ultimately about human resiliency – the power and courage to forge new lives and the value of looking to the past to help create a better future.
AFTER features the works of poets Géza Röhrig (Academy Award winning film, Son of Saul); MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow Edward Hirsch; Pulitzer Prize-nominated and founder of Cave Canem Cornelius Eady; multi-award winner Alicia Suskin Ostriker; famed poet and musician Leonard Cohen; German-language poet Paul Celan; legendary Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai; and more. Bringing the dead back to life is one of the jobs of poetry, and that is what happens in the film.
Recently, I was on a podcast, Recovery Unplugged with Amy McCorkle, where we talked about film, poetry, the
lasting effects on survivors and their descendants, among other things. To watch the podcast, https://www.facebook.com/amyunplugged2/videos/436246138056294
And to learn more about the film, our website is: www.after.film.
Wishing you all the best for 2022! May the pandemic end.