'The Ayes Have It' is an abstract and mainly monochrome short created for charity Motion Poems’ Dear Mr President initiative. In it, Savanah Leaf sensually reimagines and reinterprets Tiana Clark’s poem of the same name to focus on the murders of Emmett Till and Trayvon Marton.
The film was recently featured in London’s V&A Museum, as part of its Open Doors Vote 100 event, which used artistic activities such as dance, music, poetry, art, workshops and screenings, to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. Dazed and Confused wrote about the V&A museum show, reminding readers about how much more there still is “to be done to make the creative industry truly accessible.”
'The Ayes Have It' also screened at LA’s Hammer Museum, as part of an event put on by creative studio, Flux. It was a special screening as violinist, Charlissimo, accompanied the screening with a live performance.
Not only was it awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick, but it was also picked up by countless publications. Browse the full articles below:
Girls In Film – “Untamed. Unfiltered. Insensitive. Truthful.”
Booooooom TV! – "So many gorgeous shots in this poetic meditation."
Afro Punk! – “Historic black injustices are paid tribute.”
Booth – “A searing reflection on race”
Free The Bid - “A beautiful and blistering visual interpretation”
1.4 – “A beautiful visual eulogy”