Karima Qias

Haiku workshop – Chink of Light

Immerse yourself in the delicate world of haiku within the context of the exhibition ‘Chink of Light’ with poet and artist Karima Qias. Discover the serene art of this traditional Japanese poetry form, where expression is bound in just three lines and a total of 17 syllables, often reflecting nature’s fleeting beauty and life’s transient moments.

Chink of Light is a poetry book composed by four young Tajik and Afghan women Karima, Mahmonir, Adele and Ely, who found themselves in Athens, Greece during the late 2010s. The book contains a sequence of haiku-style poems that express their experiences travelling from Iran through the mountains of Turkey, the Mediterranean Sea, Moria refugee camp on Lesbos island, and the city of Athens.

Karima brings her unique story to this workshop, sharing how the haiku became her solace and strength during her journey.

No prior experience is needed. Register at interns@cinemaximiliaan.org or at the Information Point.

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