Leaks Music Video
The following is a short film made by Metis filmmaker Cara Mumford for my song-poem "Leaks" from the album Islands of Decolonial Love. The music is written and performed by Tara Williamson, and the video was made with the help of Rulan Tangen, Minowewebeneshiinh Simpson and the support of Marrie Mumford.
When a young Anishinaabekwe experiences racism for the first time, her mother realizes that she can’t protect her daughter from the evils of the world, but that she can have tremendous influence in mitigating the damage.
Leanne Simpson's spoken word track, "Leaks," recorded with Tara Williamson, is combined with visuals of Leanne with her daughter on the land of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg, this film is about living as an Anishinaabekwe, the connection to the land and passing that knowledge on to our children. Most importantly, it's about how we can teach them to be proud of who they are no matter what the outside world does to try to tear them down.
The studio track of "Leaks" has released as part of a spoken word/music album alongside "Islands of Decolonial Love," a book of short stories and poetry by Leanne Simpson, released in the Fall of 2013 by Arbeiter Ring Publishing.