A poem for time of the plague
Created by Syrian refugees living in Malaysia, this beautiful film of lonely streets under lockdown is framed around Mwaffaq Al-Hajjar’s poem to ‘Mother Earth’. It brings together reflections on multiple overlapping crises around inequality, migration, health and environment in the empty streets of Kuala Lumpur where the homeless, the excluded and feral cats now reign.
Translations: Ziad Altaghlibi
Video: Amin Kamrani
Poetry and Voice: Mwaffaq Al-Hajjar
This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.
This item can be found on our website, here: https://cov19chronicles.com/gallery/art-work/lonely-streets/