The Anger and Anxieties of the Asian and African Diaspora as Explored Through Poetry Film and Textile Arts
Li, Andrew Tian
If one compares literature to film, traditional storytelling is almost identical in both mediums. Protagonist is introduced, gains some companions, goes on a quest, slays the dragon, and saves the princess. And while non-traditional storytelling- namely, poetry and embroidery- is universally accepted and admired within art, its film equivalent has not found the same mainstream respect or recognition. Concurrently, the stories of people of color- their hardships, their humanity, their dreams- have only recently been welcome into the mainstream of storytelling. In my project, I hope to bring these two often ignored topics and marry them into a piece of work that does justice to both mediums.
East Carolina University