Anna Kwan

Still I Rise - A Poetic Montage By Me

Class of: 2024

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Video

Faculty: Michael Rader

Prompt: Create a poetic montage on Premiere Pro for your chosen poem, using new techniques learned in class.

I aimed to create a piece that brings together people of all ages, genders, and from all parts of the world.

This is a reminder to you that we are never alone, and that you have the power to rise above any challenges thrown at you. There will be people who want to put you down, to belittle you BUT! No matter how deflated, helpless, or vulnerable you feel, you should prove to yourself- and yourself only-that you can conjure up the strength to overcome life’s hurdles thrown at you, to be the best version of yourself.

There can be a few viewings of this piece, from a feminist perspective or as a piece that also brings forth empowerment of everyone during this time of the pandemic.

I will leave this up to you to decide.