Thrilled to finally share another new videopoem with you all!
"Hymn to the Nile" was a sacred hymn from more than 4,000 years ago. The Nile River was deeply sacred and very important to the ancient Egyptian people. They prayed to various deities for blessings and for bountiful flooding from the Nile River.
I DO NOT CLAIM TO BE AN EXPERT ON ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CULTURE. My video is NOT meant for educational purposes, it is for entertainment only! Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite topics to read and discuss, I have always been fascinated by the history. I took some liberty with English translation to make the first few lines of the hymn more clear and easier for both deaf and hearing audiences to understand and enjoy.
***Forthcoming PERFORMANCE at Deaf Muslim Expo in Chicago on October 8, 2022! More info coming soon***
Thank you for watching!
Are you staying home on Saturday night? If so, please don't forget to watch my presentation, screening and then interact with me on Zoom to ask me questions and discuss sign language, poetry, and filmmaking 💖💘😘
I will speak with my voice but I also plan to sign and type in chat.
Date: February 27, 2021
Time: 7PM Central Time Zone (8pm Eastern Time Zone, 5pm Pacific Time Zone) Location: VIRTUAL AND ZOOM
Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN, with $1 Fee at the checkout.
All proceeds go to Public Poetry in Houston, Texas that helps promote poetry and outreach to the public.
BUY TICKETS HERE!
Hey everyone! I will do a presentation on sign language in POETRY and FILM for the REEL Poetry Film Festival, which is entirely ONLINE. I will be on ZOOM.
The festival starts on Wednesday, and my event is on Saturday, Feb 27. I WILL ALSO DROP A BRAND-NEW SHORT POEM VIDEO ON THAT NIGHT THAT NOBODY HAS SEEN! IT HAS GORGEOUS NEW MUSIC WITH STUNNING VISUALS!!!!
You can buy a ticket (any price you can pay) and interact with me, ask me questions, etc... I hope to see some of you...
PROGRAM INFO: http://www.publicpoetry.net/#SE
I am excited to announce that I have been asked to be a curator and presenter for the 2021 REELPoetry Film Festival which is based in Houston, Texas! What an incredible opportunity. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the festival will be held virtually instead of in person in Houston. I will present a series of my own works, alongside a curated series of poetry videos by other artists that I will curate. More info will come soon. Be sure to tuned in!
Festival will be held online on February 24-28, 2021.
We Are Moving Stories, a fantastic website that focuses on women filmmakers, interviewed me and asked me a few questions about making Deaf Brown Gurl and why I wanted to make it.
Read the interview here and be sure to like / follow We Are Moving Stories on social media!
My short Navajo-ASL poetry video, Wild Whispers: New Mexico, which I performed, filmed, and edited, was screened at Swindon International Poetry Festival in Swindon, England today. It was part of a large poetry film collaborative project spearheaded by Elephant's Footprint, with funding from Arts Council of England. Here are some tweets below about the event.
I was given an award by the jury panel at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival for my sign-language short poetry film Deaf Brown Gurl. It was selected as a Jury Award. I was flabbergasted and floored but I feel so incredibly lucky and proud. I love to make movies and it always feels so good to receive some sort of validation from a group of industry professionals who have worked in Hollywood for many years.
My short sign-language poetry film, Deaf Brown Gurl, has been accepted at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Los Angeles, California! Deaf Brown Gurl, along with other shorts and features, will be screened at the Wilshire in Beverly Hills over the course of 3 days on September 27-30, 2018. I am so excited and proud to be part of this fantastic festival. Thank you to the organizers for picking my film. I'll see you all in Los Angeles!
Women Cinemakers, an online magazine based in Italy, has interviewed me about making Deaf Brown Gurl and asked many questions about the process of filmmaking and why/how I made the film. I believe the interview might be interesting for many of you who have followed my works for years.
You can read the article (my interview starts on page 164-165)