“Spinema” creator David Bianchi collaborates with Grammy-winning Poet Malcolm-Jamal Warner and spoken word artist Chris Wood in the acclaimed Spinema film, “You Can’t Hear Me.” This cinematic force was directed by Emmy Nominee Christopher Folkens.
“You Can’t Hear Me” delivers raw perspectives on the injustices in modern America, including racism, mass incarceration, hate crimes, and human rights violations.
David says, “Spinema tells poetic stories through a cinematic experience to inspire and instigate change while planting seeds of social consciousness."
“A Daring Exercise of the First Amendment through Cinema.”
METAPHORS WITHIN THE FILM
Hands Tied and Blindfolded – This is symbolic of not having access to justice while being held hostage, tortured emotionally and physically by the justice system creating extreme powerlessness and evoking rage.
Lady Justice Without a Blindfold – Her being able to see is a juxtaposition. Lady Justice is supposed to be blindfolded as our justice system should be blind to a person’s wealth, gender, or race. With her eyes open she is forced to see the injustice, hence her eyes burning at the end by what she sees.
The Interrogation Setting - The hostage set is a metaphor for the voiceless workers and people of color screaming into the void unheard. Harsh light is a device used in extreme interrogation to weaken the mind, disorient and instigate fear, as the media continues to do to the American people.
The Jet-Black Figure of Lady Justice – Lady Justice has always been personified as a Caucasian woman. By painting her black she’s forced into the shadows like so many minorities and marginalized peoples, not just people of color.
My eyes open wide
I feel blind you can’t see me
I open my mouth and I scream
YOU CAN’T HEAR ME
Fight for justice
Can’t trust this
My heart I stand bleeding
You cut out my tongue and I swear
YOU CAN’T HEAR ME!
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