Synopsis

An experimental poetry film that reflects on how the accessibility of equal education for women of color impacts their culture today.

Directed by Sarah Ramirez in conjunction with SAY Sí.

I Come From Women Illiterate and Rough Skinned was an official selection of the 2017 WVN Online Film Festival.

Director’s Statement

This video was a part of a poetry video project highlighting local artists in San Antonio. With this piece, I wanted to enhance the poem through the added visual elements and intimate experience of the location where an artist recited the poem. This video entices the audience to reflect on how the accessibility of an equal education for women of color impacts their culture today.

About SAY Sí

Serving San Antonio’s youth, SAY Sí is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers.