I decided to combine my passion for writing poetry with my passion for film. This was the result.
Special thanks to Nuha Elalem for filming and editing these videos.
“STRINGS” POETRY VIDEO
The poem is about each and every one of us. It’s about all those crazy thoughts inside our heads that can tie us down and stop us from living the life we deserve. It’s about how we all have the power within us to drown out those words, rise, and most importantly, live freely.
Be confident and be yourself because you have the power to change the world.
Fun Fact: I was in the sitting in the same uncomfortable position on a hard wooden floor for about 5 hours while filming this video. So for most of that time, my legs were numb and the rest of my body was in pain. This definitely made it the hardest video to act out just because I was hurting so much. Somehow, maybe metaphorically, I think that made me connect to the character more.🙂
“THE CHOICE” POETRY VIDEO
“The Choice” was first written when I was in grade 12 about how I felt picking my programs in university, and essentially choosing my career path. It wasn’t easy, but I ended up making the right choice (Alhamdulilah) after my first year of university, when I switched my program from studying Biology and English to studying Digital Journalism, English Literature, and Creative Writing. After I made that choice and realized it was the right one, I went back and edited this poem to reflect a bit of my decision-making experience during those 2 years. I hope many people facing a life-impacting choice can relate to the feelings described in this poem.
Fun Fact: It was SO cold while filming this that a few of my fingers were still numb for 2 days afterward. And I was wearing leather gloves!
“MASTERPIECE” POETRY VIDEO
Fun fact: All the pages used in this video are actually part of a story I wrote six years ago.
“WRITER’S BLOCK” POETRY VIDEO
This is my first ever poetry video. Hope you enjoy!