IMAGO Meret Oppenheim: 16mm colour 90 mins (1988/1996), film by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & Anselm Spoerri. IMAGO Meret Oppenheim is an award-winning film about the major Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim, whose fame rests on the surrealist masterpiece, the Furlined Teacup. This feature-length documentary creates a moving portrait of this inspiring woman through a poetic presentation of the themes that dominated her life and art. Beautifully narrated by Glenda Jackson, a two-time Academy Award-winner, the film explores her creative crisis & transformation, Paris of the Surrealists, Jungian psychology, Nature, feminism, the playful and the androgyne. Excerpt available on Vimeo:
TO DO WID ME is a film portrait of Benjamin Zephaniah by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, drawing on both live performances and informal interviews. It shows him performing his poetry for different audiences and talking about his work, life, beliefs and much else. You see him live on stage at Ledbury Poetry Festival, Newcastle's Live Theatre, Hexham's Queen's Hall and Brunel University, and engaging with school children at Keats House in London, where he was writer-in-residence. All the poems and songs from the film and videos are included in the accompanying book from Bloodaxe, Benjamin Zephaniah: To Do Wid Me. For more details see bloodaxebooks.com/titlepage.asp?isbn=1852249439
In Person: World Poets, filmed and edited by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & Neil Astley (Bloodaxe Books, 2017), includes films of 60 poets from around the world reading their work on four DVDs (with all the poems printed in the anthology).
In Person: 30 Poets, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), includes films of poets from around the world reading their work on two DVDs (with all the poems printed in the anthology).
Sky in the Eye: Developing Creativity Using Women Surrealists' Art as a Palette Course run for the first time with poet Pascale Petit at Ty Newydd Writers' Centre, Wales, in July 2013, and again in July 2016.
Out of the Shell: Writing and Making Art Course run for the first time with poet and artist Annie Freud at Ty Newydd Writers' Centre, Wales, in October 2017.