Roxana was filmmaker and artist in residence with Scottish Poetry Library and as part of that residency she made the film
' I came from the unknown to sing' with poet Ghazi Hussein.
Ghazi is an award winning Palestinian poet and writer living in Edinburgh. Born in exile in Syria he was first imprisoned at the age of 14, he was never charged but was 'guilty of carrying thoughts'. Repeatedly imprisoned and tortured over the next 20 years he says that writing poetry saved his sanity. Ghazi eventually arrived in Scotland in 2000. After a three year legal battle, the legal evidence of the torture he had endured led him to being granted political asylum in Scotland. This short film, directed by award winning British/Iranian filmmaker Roxana Vilk explores his poetry as the narrative thread to unravel the complex emotional journey he has traveled through and how he came to eventually call Edinburgh home.