What If A Black Girl Knew? // DYLEMA // Spoken Word Poetry

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Word In Motion — Benjamin Zephaniah Poem Animation • Williamson Curran

As part of the Smile for London campaign we were asked to create a film animating a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah. This was to be shown as part of a series of films on the London Underground to uplift and inspire commuters. The poem entitled Who’s Who was illustrated using type made from balloons – what better way to raise a smile and reflect the themes of childhood within the poem.

We spent a long fun day filming in a studio, creating an alphabet that floated through the camera. The resulting footage was then timed to a evocative reading of the poem by Benjamin Zephaniah, ended with a bang!