Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Rosie Ming is a young Canadian poet, that lives lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. At a certain time in her life she is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Iran, and she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who tell her stories that force her to confront her past: The Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself.

The film is about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.

Ann Marie Fleming is an award-winning Canadian independent filmmaker, writer, and artist. Born in Japan to Chinese and Australian parents, she creates projects that addresses themes of family, identity, history, and memory. Her latest project is “Window Horses”, a feature animation about love — love of family, poetry, history, culture.

You can watch this film today, March 24, at 8pm, in the Manoel de Oliveira theater at Cinema São Jorge.