Easy to be Hard

An animated “real-escape” plucking out the moments of our year. A different kind of battle, a different kind of battle field, and a new way of finding joy; radical joy.

  • Jael Campbell
  • Jael Campbell
  • Dartmouth Department of Theater
  • Jelinda Metelus
    Key Cast
  • Seth Eliser
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 5, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Dartmouth
  • The Radical Joy Project
    Hanover New Hampshire
    United States
    April 9, 2021
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Jael Campbell

Jael Campbell is an aspiring writer//filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. She is currently a declared Film & Media studies major(modification in creative writing) with a minor in digital arts at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Jael was recently awarded a Junior Research Scholarship from the college to work on Reverse Racism 2.0, a meditative and informative 12 Part exhibit conceptualized by Jason B Lucas, to be installed at Mass Moca.

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Director Statement

With a heavily sports centric upbringing, I feel I am only just starting to breach my creative potential. My experience of being raised an African-American woman in a predominantly white community has given me a unique voice and perspective that I desperately wish to share. I am enamored by the simple and lyrical, and driven by ideals of equality, representation, and empathy. With these convictions, in addition to principles of endurance and teamwork, acquired through years of athletic competition, I hope to resonate with individuals from all walks of life, through my work perhaps ultimately promoting a more universal narrative.