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Wide Awakes Celebration: Video Screening
October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021
We will be presenting this film in our video lounge from October 1st-3rd.
In today’s media and politics, truth and facts often get spun out of control. FOR… FREEDOM is an animated film by Lyndon Barrois that takes inspiration from this concept of “spin,” putting at its center artist Shantell Martin who is caught circling through the landscape until she breaks free – her lines find the shapes of each state in our country. Set to Aja Monet’s poem Sometimes An Artist, this film is a meditation of the important role that art, artists, and everyday Americans play in unifying a torn nation.
Director and Animator – Lyndon Barrois Sr.
“Somewhere an Artist” – Aja Monet
Drawings – Shantell Martin
Producers – Tanya Selvaratnam and Taylor Block
“Amazing Grace” Composition and Sounds Effect – Willard Hill
“Amazing Grace” French Horn courtesy of Robert Lee Watt and Todd Cochran