I insist

This video is the result of a collaboration with dance artist Valencia James. It is her response to the racist, fear-mongering propaganda against refugees and people of colour by the current Hungarian government.

Collaborating with her on this film was an interesting process, from storyboarding to filming. As a dancer her focus was on the body, while as a filmmaker my focus was on the image. I helped her brainstorm shots, camera angles all the while keeping in mind that visuals and edits are actually a language of their own. In spite of this being a low budget project (self-filmed with a mobile phone with minimal lighting arrangements), it shows clearly that the most sophisticated tools are not a must to create a powerful message.