Vow of Silence

Wildseeds: the Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective, along with community partner PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, present Be Steadwell’s film “Vow of Silence” on Monday, January 19th at 6:30 PM. Filmmaker Be Steadwell will be in attendance for the screening, and will facilitate a talk-back following the film.

Free and open to the public with donations being collected to support Wildseeds and the featured artist.

Be Steadwell is a songwriter and filmmaker from Washington DC.  Redefining the love song in a modern context, Be describes her music as “queer pop and soul”.  In her live performances, she utilizes loop pedal vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage.  As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be explored rhythm and texture in experimental film.

Vow of Silence tells the story of Jade, a heartbroken composer who takes a vow of silence to win back the heart of Isis, her true love. Utilizing music, magic and silence-Jade finds her voice in the place she least expects it. Vow of Silence is a music driven story, placing queer women of color at the center of the narrative.  In her inability to speak-Jade communicates her pain, weakness, power and joy through music.