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You’re Dead, America

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Short Film
00:08:38, Color, 16mm

Credits
A film by Jovan Todorović
Cinematography Albert Salas
Editor Milena Z. Petrovic
Production Designer Jose Cavazos
Music Nemanja Mosurovic
Producer Emi Stewart
Production Company Stink Films,
All:Expanded
Description

The film is an ominous ode from poet Danez Smith unearths a sickness in the States.

Filmmaker Jovan Todorović presents a visceral and enigmatic dramatization of American poet Danez Smith's eponymous lyric on alienation, violence and salvation in the States. The poem, which was published and widely shared on Buzzfeed, and accompanies his heart-wrenchingly powerful book Don't Call Us Dead, explores race relations, social disintegration, and the failure of the American Dream, which receives a dystopian visual take from Todorovic.

“This is a poetic short film that explores what has happened to the idea of the American Dream”

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