Skip to main content
The Independent Critic

Raki Dem
Elizabeth Myer
2 Mins.


 "I See: A Poem by Raki" Screens at 2018 Indy Film Fest 

12-year-old Raki Dem is front-and-center in this short, beautifully composed 2-minute short film being featured in the Shorts 7: The Life of Kids block of short films screening during the 2018 Indy Film Fest taking place from April 26 - May 6, 2018 at Newfields in Midtown Indy. 

While the film is brief, it's an inspiring two minutes as Raki brings to life her original poem written to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's 1968 assassination. Raki's words are woven into the film's tapestry alongside animated illustration from Jamie Locke and sporadic appearances by the enthusiastic, inspiring and eloquently spoken Raki. 

Raki makes clear connections between 1968 and 2018, drawing them together nicely and challenging all of us to work together to fulfill Dr. King's dream and, indeed, her own dream. 

For more information on Indy Film Fest, visit the Indy Film Fest website

© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic