Organization The Factory at Bay Area Video Coalition
Director, Editor, Producer: Karen Lum
Poetry: Adriel Luis
Directors of Photography: Andrew Baxtor, German Rodriguez and Karen Lum
Actors: Karen Lum, Will Tsang
Project Manager of The Factory and Adult Facilitator: Scott Boswell
Executive Director: Ken Ikeda
Slip of the Tongue is adapted from a spoken word poem by Adriel Luis and looks at perceptions of beauty, ethnicity, and body image. Using the slam poetry as a soundtrack, a strong visual style with quick and unpredictable editing, the film deconstructs the protagonist's attempted pickup line, "What's your ethnic makeup?" to a girl at the bus stop. As an artful celebration of a young woman's self-awareness, critical consciousness, and personal voice, Slip of the Tongue exemplifies the power of youth produced media in both its content and quality.