Release Date: 10/10/20

Credit: Director / DP / Editor

Based on a poem by Jireh Deng

This film is part of "Blooming in the Whirlwind" – an experiment in collaboration co-created, produced and supported by the award-winning artist collective and production incubator Level Ground. Inspired by the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, the project aims to offer thoughtful, challenging and ultimately hopeful reflections on how we may continue to 'bloom in the whirlwind' of this turbulent year.

"Blooming in the Whirlwind" features an eclectic lineup of nine short films each inspired by a different poem. Read the poems, learn more about this film, and watch Q&As with the 19 filmmakers and poets who contributed to this exciting project at