How You See Us

When my madrigal choir went to Washington D.C. during President Trump’s inauguration, I finally understood what people meant when they said, 'We live in a bubble.' I saw countless parents holding the hands of too-young children wearing 'Make America Great Again' caps. When I got back to Austin, I channeled my anger into art and created How You See Us, which expressed my feelings on misogyny. The contrast of Trump's language to the beauty and purity of the flower projections, glitter, dance, and the teenage girls to present rape culture and sexualization of young women in a new way.

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Director:  Susannah Joffe
Executive Producer:  susannah joffe
Producer:  susannah joffe
Screenwriter: susannah joffe
Cinematographer: susannah joffe
Editor: susannah joffe
Production Designer: susannah joffe
Sound Designer: susannah joffe
Music: Abe Masaryk
Principal Cast: cecilia cosby, maya shamir, miranda ayres, amanda cedillo-johnson, bess dossett


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Genre:  Experimental
Screening Category: Texas High School
Country: United States
Runtime: 02:26 mins