The State Of The World

By Joanna Panayi We are built with a reliance.It is in our bonesWe act in our nature.We learn in our nurture.To fight for our thrones.We conquer the planet.Yet, they do not get it.They continue to thread it.As we continue to spread itWe need to work together.Do not speak if you do not act.Do not act…

A Year In The Life Of Jack And Yaya

By Joanna Panayi Jack & Yaya captures a year in the life of childhood best friends who grew up defying gender norms to transitioning in their twenties. Jack and Yaya grew up together as next-door neighbors in a rural area, supporting each other when they realized they were both transgender. This film highlights their friendship through…

Book of Life

By Joanna Panayi   As I lay on my bed,  In my mind I am unsure  What am I doing here?  Will I go far?  The doubt and the pain  All come  flooding Causing a strain  Within my brain,  My soul My body Hard to take control  So I lay on my bed  I tune the…

The Transformation Of Medusa

  By Joanna Panayi, #3 Transformation No No What have you done to me? My beauty, my beauty Has escaped my being The biting on my neck The poison in my veins Why is my hair moving? The feeling is strange A snake Or two Or 5 Biting me Hissing on the side I am…

“Days of the Whale” Review: A Relevant Message For Today

By Joanna Panayi Director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo was born in Medellín, Colombia. In 2010 she co-funded Rara, an-art house producing company based in Medellín. Her debut film, Days of the Whale, won two screenplay awards, the most important Colombian production fund (FDC), and had its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW film festival. It will have…

Medusa A Case In Pain And Strength

By: Joanna Panayi #1 I love you Athena I love you Athena Ι was born with love in my heart My beauty was my start To become wise like you And carry your knowledge Through and through I loved you so I devoted my life To make people know You were the best of the…

Pot Luck film A Fresh, Versatile Perspective On The Cannabis Industry

By Joanna Panayi From Emmy-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Jane Wells, Pot Luck, is a 3 Generations production narrated by Robin Quivers. This documentary takes us on an enlightening adventure across the Colorado state, exploring the normality of the legalization of cannabis. Pot luck is an insightful analysis of the legalization of cannabis’s direct, cultural, and…