The text here is a juxtaposition of two diaspora poems by the great African American poet, novelist and thinker, Langston Hughes. In this video the residents of Koumaria were each asked to recite lines from the two poems “Dream Variations” and “Oppression”, which concern both the possibilities of diaspora–the dreams, and the often harsh reality–the oppression.



Research on Langston Hughes: Eric Lewis,
Video Artist & Animator: Kleopatra Korai
Actors: Angeliki Poulou, Rolando Mancini
Voices: Residents of Koumaria Residency 2016
Sound Recording & Sound Design: Manolis Manousakis