WHO am i

Who Am I?


Inspired by “I, too, am America” by Langston Hughes, Who Am I is a visual poem directed by Abdi Ibrahim and Jonathan Salmon. The film is an unapologetic ode to the relationship between Black life and the art it creates by portraying 40+ Black Seattle artists of all disciplines, ages, complexions and backgrounds to highlight the authenticity of their craft.

Who Am I is used as a call to action to donate to a GoFundMe campaign to financially support Black-led grassroots organizations (Choose 180 and Creative Justice) in Seattle dedicated to restructuring the youth incarceration system in the county.

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CHOOSE 180 engages youth in critical moments and empowers them to make positive changes in their lives, especially when facing jail time or school expulsion. They transform the lives of youth and young adults by partnering with institutional leaders, connecting them with community, empowering them with workshops, and teaching them the skills necessary to avoid engagement with the criminal legal system.

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creative justice

An arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County. They build community with youth most impacted by the school-to-prison-(to-deportation) pipeline. Participants and mentor artists work together to examine the root causes of incarceration—like systemic racism and other forms of oppression—creating art that articulates the power and potential of our communities.

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Abdi Ibrahim


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Jonathan Salmon


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Randi Cerf


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Justin Jeffers

Director of Photography

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William Dutcher


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Akunna Amaefule


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Devonnie Black


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Mitchell Overton

Assistant Camera

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Keegan Ellington

Production Sound Recorder

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Niles Howard


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Jeff Malen

Sound Mixer and Designer

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Dimitri Zola


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Ebrima Jassey


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Pari Gabriel

Website Design/Development

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