“Hikari” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Natsuko Kure Directed By Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Casey Warren And Danielle Krieger
“We came to this earth without words. And in our thoughts we dreamt of the cosmos; looking towards the sky. It was only until we defined it, that we knew what it was. We thought it was unreachable. But we looked back and could see our own footsteps, tracing the path from long ago; where we came from all along. They both meet together at this single point: the end and the beginning. We are born without knowing who we are and we grow our lives to seek the answer to ‘I am’. This video is an epitaph for Hikari-san who’s life was cut short from that struggle.”
Narrated by: NATSUKO KURE
“Nothing Stays Forever” by Shuntaro Tanikawa
When I was born, I was nameless
Like a water molecule
But right away I was fed
Vowels mouth to mouth
Consonants tickled my ears
I was called
And pulled away from the cosmos.
Oscillating the atmosphere
Carved into clay tablets.
Inscribed on bamboo
Recorded on sand
I would have loved to lose words
To be a tree singing in the wind
I would have loved to be a cloud
From a hundred thousand years ago
Now I go back to being nameless
With dirt over my eyes,
My ears and my mouth
With stars leading me by the fingers.