state of america (a visual expression)

Dedicated to John Singleton. Thank you for paving the way so that our voices can be heard. state of america: a visual expression by Morgan Cooper + Brandon Porter Featuring Rufus Burns + Kamryn Henderson Poem written and performed by Royalty Directed by Morgan Cooper Edited by Brandon Porter Cinematography by Morgan Cooper Music by Nicholas Britell: "Ye Who Enter Here" from If Beale Street Could Talk 1st AC: Daniel Banks 2nd AC: Graham Cannon Grip: JJ Corbier Location Sound Capture: LaRon Cooper Carbon VFX: Color Grade/Aubrey Woodiwiss Flame Artist/Pete Mayor Eleven Sound: Audio Post Studio: Eleven Mixer: Ben Freer Asst Mixer: Andrew Smith Executive Producer: Melissa Elston Producer: Imani Franklin Special thanks to Barry Jenkins, Nicholas Britell, Annapurna Films, Plan B Entertainment, Chloe Cooper, Talitha Watkins, Jelani Johnson and Susan Canon