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The poet who painted with his words - Geneviève Emy

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Among the great poets of literary history, certain names like Homer, Shakespeare and Whitman are instantly recognizable. However, there’s an early 20th century great poet whose name you may not know: Guillaume Apollinaire. Geneviève Emy shows how during Apollinaire’s short lifetime he created poetry that combined text and image in a way that seemingly predicted a artistic revolution to come.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Geneviève Emy
  • Script Editor Amy Adkins
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Animation Artist Charlotte Cambon
  • Animation Assistant Anaïs Scheeck
  • Narrator Charles-Philippe Bowles
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa

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