The Moon Is A Meme | Free Word

The Moon Is A Meme is a brand new visual poem written by former Channel 4 Playwright in Residence and Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion Zia Ahmed.

The poem explores feelings of invasion and invisibility experienced by a young British-Asian Muslim man in an era of surveillance, social media and censorship, set against the backdrop of one of London’s multicultural high streets.

Free Word commissioned this short film as part of This Is Private, our new Season bringing together powerful writers, artists and activists to explore issues from the invasion of physical space through the Stop and Search policy, to the censorship of women’s bodies, to the histories that nations keep secret, to how closely dystopian fantasies reflect present reality.

The Moon Is A Meme was produced by Film Pill, the production company behind Lowkey’s Ghosts of Grenfell, and directed by Free Word’s Season Producer Zain Dada.  

Watch the film below and let us know your thoughts using #ThisIsPrivate2018 @freewordcentre.

This is Private runs from 15 Oct–6 Dec 2018.