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RESIST : The Resistance Revival Chorus

Documentary, Short, Activism, Music 20m 2021

RESIST: The Resistance Revival Chorus captures the efforts of a diverse group of women and non-binary individuals’ mission to confront fear, oppression, and prejudice with the bonding call of poet Toi Derricotte’s words, “Joy is an act of resistance.” Singing inspirational protest anthems written throughout the history of America, the chorus takes their music to New York City’s streets and provides fellow resisters a collective soundtrack to motivate activism.

With the rise of such civil rights and civic movements as Black Lives Matter, Close the Camps, Me Too, Stop the Bans, and the Global Climate Strike, the chorus finds that their fervent efforts begin to influence local and national change, igniting a larger movement. In Atlanta, San Diego, Riverside, California, and other towns and cities across the country, new chapters rise with the same fueled passion to support justice and equal rights for all people. Together, with the harmony of their voices uplifted in song, a universal language of justice and joy engages the world.


Susan O'Brien


Susan O'Brien


Dasha Kova

Director of Photography

Daisy Zhou