I AM! We Are Here!
A film and photographic exposition of vitality and dynamism of Trans*, Queer, Gender Non Conforming & Two Spirit residents of the Bronx
Director: Seyi Adebanjo
Collaboration with Natasha R. Johnson, Lola Flash, Naima Green,
Sponsored by BAAD!, Princess Janae Place & CK Life.
Vision of I AM! Is a documentation concerning the lives of Queer, Trans* and Gender Non Conforming People of Color in the Bronx. Document activist, students, educators, mothers, faith based practitioners, and various types of community members who are making a difference in their communities, their and other peoples lives. In response to unprecedented murders of Trans* individuals across the United States and in solidarity with Trans Lives Matter!, I AM! We Are Here! invites the viewer to consider an alternative narrative to the multiplicity of Queer, Trans* and Gender Non Conforming people. The value of documenting these images and stories is to expand the canon of the current narratives of Queer, Trans* and Gender Non Conforming People of Color lives. I AM! We Are Here! supports the bravery of everyday people living their lives and their truths in the midst of political and social conservatism.
This project “I AM! We Are Here! Is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the Department of Cultural Affair’s Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program.