A visual interpretation of the poem by Eve L. Ewing, adapted to 16mm motion picture film.

Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival // HollyShorts Film Festival

The poem appears in Eve’s book Electric Arches, stories of her time growing up in Chicago. From Haymarket books: ‘Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of Black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose.’

‘Fire came up licked at our houses, lapped them up like they were nothing.’