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Dreams by Tjawangwa Dema / Studio Revolt

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Published on Jun 4, 2015

Dreams (2015)
2015 / HD Video / 2 min 42 sec / Spoken Word

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Step into the spoken world of Tjawangwa Dema, a poet wielding imagery that slices through walls and pierces the most hardened of hearts. In her world, reading poetry out loud is a duty, whereby syllables are served in doses that not only lure the audience to listen, but also dares them to dream.

Filmed & Produced in Phnom Penh, Cambodia!

Written and Performed by Tjawangwa Dema
Directed, Filmed, and Edited by Masahiro Sugano
Produced by Anida Yoeu Ali
Production Assistant: Chantha Kong

Special Thanks to Sylt Foundation & Sauti Arts residency for making Tjawangwa's trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia possible!

Copyright // Studio Revolt, LLC // All Rights Reserved ©2015
Follow us on FB Studio Revolt or visit www.studio-revolt.com for more info
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Dreams
Dreams are evil
I prefer nightmares
They show you what goes on in here
Reflects what goes on out there

Dreams lie
They lead you down a path
Where white chocolate flows undammed
And mulberries fall unshaken from the trees

Nothing is less faithful
Less real
Or more untrue than a dream

And does every waking moment have to be so hard
I am tired of spending sleepless nights
Chasing hesitant tomorrows biding my time
Just to spend it mending broken things
That have no wish to be fixed

I will not spin and spin inside this skin
I will not mourn a future I never had
I refuse to bleed myself
For an almost reality rooted in the distant echoes
Of a once familiar voice
Chanting I know I can, I know I can
Because I know I can
Be the girl I am right now
Live the life I have right now
Choose to be the dream I am in right now

Maybe then it won’t be so hard
Just to breathe right now

Tjawangwa Dema ©2012
Follow her on twitter - @tjdema / FB TJ Dema

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