Declarations

Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and the art and writing of feminist painter Saribenne Evesong (1931-2009), Declarations uses art, and the art of movement, to examine empathy as a facilitator of sustainable love, peace, and justice.

  • Adam E. Stone
    Director
    Gods Die Too, Summer Friend, Resting Places, Janet, Thank You for the Letter, Abstractly You Loved Me, A Life Unhappening, Cache Girl Saves the World
  • Adam E. Stone
    Writer
    Gods Die Too, Summer Friend, Resting Places, Janet, Thank You for the Letter, Abstractly You Loved Me, A Life Unhappening, Cache Girl Saves the World
  • Adam E. Stone
    Producer
    Gods Die Too, Summer Friend, Resting Places, Janet, Thank You for the Letter, Abstractly You Loved Me, A Life Unhappening, Cache Girl Saves the World
  • Keisha Rafe
    Key Cast
  • Truth La'Mya Iman Marsh
    Key Cast
  • Nia-Ari Simone Gant
    Key Cast
  • Haley Gaertner
    Cinematography and Editing
  • Saribenne Evesong
    Original Artwork
  • Adam E. Stone
    Choreographer
  • Misunderstudio, Murphysboro, Illinois, USA
    Audio Recording
    Cache Girl Saves the World
  • Jon Clarkson
    Audio Mixing and Mastering
    Summer Friend, Thank You for the Letter, Abstractly You Loved Me, A Life Unhappening, Cache Girl Saves the World
  • Saribenne Evesong
    Additional Writing
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Additional Writing
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Human Rights, Short, Experimental, Social Justice, Feminist, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Saribenne Evesong, Adam E. Stone
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • All Together Now: A Celebration of Art, Film & Music
    Highland Park, Michigan
    United States
    April 28, 2019
    Michigan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival
    Charleston, Illinois
    United States
    March 20, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection and Honorable Mention Award Winner
  • Newlyn Film Festival
    Penzance, Cornwall
    United Kingdom
    April 6, 2019
    European Selection Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    March 31, 2019
    Official Selection and Monthly Category Winner Award for Experimental Film (March 2019)
  • Friday Night Flicks at Browns Point
    Tacoma, Washington
    United States
    May 17, 2019
    Washington Premiere
    Monthly Screening Pick
  • FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance on Screen (Touring Collection)
    Cary, North Carolina
    United States
    August 5, 2019
    North Carolina Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Second Annual North Jersey Human Rights Film Festival
    Ridgewood, New Jersey
    United States
    May 10, 2019
    New Jersey Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Shawnee Shorts Midwestern Film Festival
    Murphysboro, Illinois
    United States
    June 1, 2019
    Southern Illinois Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Walthamstow International Film Festival
    London, England
    United Kingdom
    June 15, 2019
    European Screening Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2019 Global Peace Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida (online, limited access)
    United States
    September 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival Angaelica
    Duluth, Minnesota
    United States
    October 9, 2019
    Minnesota Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Social Machinery Film Festival
    Rizziconi
    Italy
    September 30, 2019
    Italian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Twin Rivers Media Festival
    Asheville, North Carolina
    United States
    August 10, 2019
    Asheville Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 15th International Human Rights Film Festival of Bolivia
    Sucre, Bolivia
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    August 12, 2019
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection of Inauguration Program for 70th Anniversary of the UDHR
  • Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    United Kingdom
    October 6, 2019
    Northern Ireland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FilmArte Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 19, 2019
    German Screening Premiere
    Official Selection
  • So Limitless and Free Film Festival
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada
    December 8, 2019
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection and Award Finalist
  • Eau Claire World Film Festival
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    United States
    November 9, 2019
    Wisconsin Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Addis International Film Festival
    Addis Ababa
    Ethiopia
    October 3, 2020
    African Premiere (festival postponed after selections announced)
    Official Selection
  • Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia (online, limited access)
    United States
    September 24, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 10th International HALF Festival
    Palakkad, Kerala
    India
    September 12, 2020
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Adam E. Stone

Adam E. Stone's experimental films have been featured at over 110 festivals worldwide, and have won numerous awards. His short essay films and short poem films include "If Any" (2021), "Awake" (2021), "Specks and Flashes" (2020), "Elegy for Unfinished Lives" (2020), "an entombing(dis)entombing" (2020), "Declarations" (2019), and "Gods Die Too" (2018). His short dance films include "Do Not Forget the Lost" (2019), "Summer Friend: A Ballet Film" (2016), "Resting Places: A Ballet Film" (2015), and "Janet: A Silent Ballet Film" (2014). He also is the writer, producer, and co-director of the feature-length fictional essay film "Abstractly You Loved Me" (2013), and is one of the co-producers of, and conducted many of the interviews for, the feature-length documentary "Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story" (DVD 2019). In 2012, Stone wrote and produced the spoken-word ballet "A Life Unhappening," which is about the impact of one woman's Alzheimer's disease on three generations of her family. In 2010, he wrote, directed, and produced the DVD novel "Cache Girl Saves the World: A Novel in Visions." He is also the author of three conventional print novels: "Xamon Song" (2006), "Kingston Fugue" (2007), and "The New Harmonies" (2009). He currently lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois.

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