THESE ROOTS (2019)
After the death of her father, Ronni has felt stuck for almost a year now, writing and re-writing one poem over and over again: These Roots. The answers have always come from the adult figures in her life — but what happens to a tree when it deems roots no longer necessary?
By Mackie Mallison
Production Team: Anahita Amirshahi, Nicole Majewski, Joshua Cooper, Aaron Buckley, Starring: Jie Yu, Aaron Buckley, Joshua Cooper, Nicole Majewski
“WHAT IS YOUR RACE? CHOOSE ONE.” (2018)
A look into the subconscious of a person who is constantly being reminded that in the world we live in, it is easier to abide by what others accept than for us to accept who we truly are.
Growing up, I always felt like I needed to choose one side or the other when it came to my race. Being both Japanese and white, I never felt like I was enough for either. I still to this day get asked almost every single day — by complete strangers — "what are you?" At times it feels as if I am in a never-ending state of questioning my identity and I will never be able to reach self-acceptance. I wanted to share a look into my subconscious and this constant struggle for validity in my identity.
ASCXNSION - DRIPPING GOLD (OFFICIAL VIDEO) (2019)
Stream/Download DRIPPING GOLD here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/dripping-gold/1400816056
Dripping Gold by ASCXNSION
(C) 2018 ASCXNSION.
Directed by Mackie Mallison
(C) 2019 Mackie.