Published on Mar 29, 2013
Short poem film by Heid E. Erdrich, Art Direction by R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., Animation by Jonathan Thunder. Sound by Gabe Siert. Additional visual art by Carolyn Lee Anderson, Andrea Carlson, and Angie Erdrich.
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The poem “Pre-Occupied” was originally written for “99 Poems for the 99%” an on-line anthology that will soon be in print, edited by Dean Rader. Poet Heid E. Erdrich creates a visual landscape associations and references that match the tremendous irony of how the word “occupy” can be meant. The poem means to reveal the distracted human mind at a particular point in history. This film inadvertently anticipates the Idle No More Movement of 2012-3013.