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Who’s Got Us? (2013)

2013 / HD Video / 5 min / Spoken Word

Who’s Got Us when we fall? Who will be there to catch us when the sky becomes too heavy to hold up? What does it mean for women to fall, to fail, to break down? What constitutes her slippage in both the literal and figurative sense? Part anthem, part litany and part rhetorical, this spoken word video calls attention to the strength of women and the necessity to build alternative support systems in the face of great hostility and oppression. This poem makes clear that a woman’s survival is an act of resistance and resilience.

Producer & Writer: Anida Yoeu Ali
Director, D.P. and Editor: Masahiro Sugano
Spoken Word Performers: Anida Yoeu AliAmina Demir, & YaliniDream
Women in the City: Abra JohnsonMouzam Makkar, & Mia Park
Assistant Producer: YaliniDream
Musicians: Chesney Snow (Beatbox) & Varuni Tiruchelvam (Cello)
Music Arrangement: Silong Chhun
Music Theme: Masahiro Sugano
Second Camera: Sanghoon Lee
Production Assistants: Emily Rohman & Rominna Villaseñor