“Ezekiel’s Wheels”

2007, 15 minutes FREE ON LINE!

Poet Shirley Kaufman gives a tour-de-force reading of her new work in the short film “Ezekiel’s Wheels”. The poem, a contemplation of loss, longing, and the nature of true seeing, was inspired by her experience of losing her sight. Emerging from eye surgery, Kaufman had visions like those of the exiled Biblical prophet Ezekiel. Apocalyptic fires in the sky, wheels within wheels, and a valley of bones are encountered on a journey that leads from destruction towards revelation. Kaufman, an American who has resided in Jerusalem since 1973, is the author of eight books of poetry, and is an award-winning translator.

World Premiere: Jerusalem Film Festival, 2007
U.S. Premiere: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, 2007
Port Townsend Film Festival
Webcast – Culture Unplugged, 2012

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