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DeafHope - Why is Shoshannah Stern pissed off?

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Uploaded on Jun 8, 2011

Join DeafHope's effort to end violence against women!

More info at http://deaf-hope.org

Co-Written & Produced by Julie Rems-Smario
Co-Written & Acted by Shoshannah Stern
Director of Photographed & Edited by Jon Savage
Sound Edited by Len Savage

TRANSCRIPT

Camera shot fades to empty back-ally parking lot with a single red chair placed in the middle of lot. Bold faced letters appear on the screen saying "Why is Shoshannah Stern pissed off?" Scene fades out.

Scene fades in, Stern walking into camera's view, she sits cross-legged in the red chair. Stern looks directly into camera and says "someone recently asked me if identify myself as DEAF first?" Stern pauses thinks about question and answers, "No, actually I see myself as a WOMAN first. If I am here all alone at night I would be scared not because I am Deaf, but because I am a woman." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern sitting on red chair in parking lot. Camera view is from above her looking down. Stern says, "Low cut shirt, I must be asking for it." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern is sitting in red chair and says "Everyday I am scared of the possibility of being raped. This means I must always be CAREFUL." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern in sitting in chair, camera view is from behind the chair and toward Stern's back. Stern turns toward camera and says, "I looked at you, it is something I SHOULD NOT do." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, view of Stern sitting in chair, she says "I am alone, I am an idiot." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern sitting in red chair, she says "I have been drinking, the blame is on me." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, camera view is on Stern standing beside the chair, view is of her mid-section down. She bends down placing her elbows on the back of the chair, her face is now in the camera view. She says "I am showing my figure, I am asking for it." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, camera view is on empty chair in the parking lot. Stern enters camera view, walking toward camera with attitude, hips swaying, she says "I walk like this to draw attention, I brought it on myself." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern is sitting in chair with her legs draped over the arm of the chair so that her shoes are in the camera view. She is wearing red high heels. She says, "I am wearing f--- me shoes, I should have expected it." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern is sitting in red chair in the parking lot. She says, "I let the delivery man in, I shouldn't have." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern is sitting in chair and says, "If I am constantly careful, looking out for myself everyday 25/7 and follow all the rules, it is still MY FAULT." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern is sitting in chair, she says "For your information, RAPE IS A HATE CRIME AGAINST WOMEN." Scene fades out.

Next scene fades in, Stern is standing near chair, she says "If we eliminate rape culture, I would not have to look at myself as a woman first, I can just be me." camera pans to empty red chair. Scene fades out.

The words "DON'T GET RAPED" appear across screen, all bold, capital and blue. The word "get" and the letter "d" from the word "raped" disappear, leaving it saying, "DON'T RAPE". Smaller black letters fade in below the above words, says "it is never the survivors fault."

DeafHope's logo appears on bottom left of screen and contact information appears on bottom right corner of screen. Video ends.

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