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The focus of this year's festival is poetry, and the idea that poetry is a mirror of ourselves, our lives, our society. The subjects of these films --  Chung Yongfeng, Chung Chiao, Ibrahim Kadir, Wiji Thukul, and Al Robles --  are poets who speak and write in different languages, but share common values and beliefs. They protest; they speak; they write on the behalf of the voiceless who have been deprived of their rights and need support. These writers help us to see what is happening on the streets, and what is happening inside hearts and minds. They tell us of our imperfect history and our imperfect ideas. They show us the beauty and the ugliness of an imperfect world. They remind us to keep going.

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