Why I Write (2011)
2011 / HD Video / 7 min 30 sec / Spoken Word
“Kosal’s poetry is ripped from his guts, excavated from a place between confinement and freedom. Raw and unassuming, his performance makes walls disappear leaving room only for emotions.” — Anida Yoeu Ali
Kosal Khiev, our resident artist, debuts his spoken word poetry with the first episode WHY I WRITE. The video serien Verses in Exile is a collaboration between Studio Revolt and Kosal. More videos of Kosal’s works will be released in the coming months. Sign up on our mailing list to keep in the loop. For more info about Kosal and his poetry check out his website at SpokenKosal.com
WHY I WRITE is the first episode in a series of spoken word videos by Khmer American exile Khiev Kosal in collaboration with Studio Revolt. Kosal, a poet and tattoo artist resides in Phnom Penh after spending 14 years of his life in a U.S. prison. Kosal tells pieces of his story through the art of spoken word poetry. Through his poetry, Kosal reclaim’s his place in the world as a free man, a step that begins in Cambodia not America.
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Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Masahiro Sugano
Artist: Kosal Khiev
Producer: Anida Yoeu Ali
Production Coordinator: Thea Som
Production Stills: Cuong Pham
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Editor: Allard Zoetman
Music: Andre Ettema
Grading: Beer Buijsman
Phantom tech.: Flip Bleekrode
Gaffer: Eugene Sprik, Frank Berger
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Airbrush artist: Peter Evers
Make up: Ingrid v. Wakeren, Fieke Brokkelkamp
Ass. Make up: Denise Boon
Electrician: Tjeerd Oosterhuis
Set assistance: Kick Schlüter, Michel Koenders, Ronnie Boelens
production manager: Wiarda Postma
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All the crew members
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Allard Bouman – Het Licht Amsterdam
Special thanks to Tim Persent