The Moon Is A Meme

The Moon Is A Meme is a visual poem written by former Channel 4 Playwright in Residence and Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion Zia Ahmed & directed by Zain Dada.  The film was commissioned by Free Word.


The short film explores feelings of invasion and invisibility in an era of surveillance, social media and censorship, Ahmed’s poem uses the backdrop of one of London’s multicultural high streets to express this experience; an experience of both feeling like part of the city but also what it means to be othered by it.  The Moon Is A Meme was produced by Film Pill, the production company behind Lowkey’s Ghosts of Grenfell.