We Died and Here We Are, 2016
9 min Single Channel Video [produced by AshkalAlwan for VideoWorks16]

We Died and Here We Are is one reaction among many I’ve had to my uncle’s death. Now that I’m nearing his age when he died, I’m fighting to reconnect with what he left behind. Though my family had always compared me to him, they won’t speak about the circumstances that took his life. I can only scour his photographs, his poetry, and his collection of 50 luxury automobiles for clues; their emptiness now challenges my imagination and memory. In this short film, I grapple with loss, hoping to forget and rebuild in the face of staunch silence.”