“It’s hard having fun,” say Yeasayer in “O.N.E.”, and on their most recent tour, they lived up to that line. Although musically they were excellent, they proved the point that it’s hard having fun; they barely looked like they were enjoying themselves at all, with minimal crowd banter, smiles, or even basic fundamental passion. So, it’s a good thing when they put together music videos like this one (pun!), where they actually look like they enjoy playing their music to sold out crowds (the glamour and colored haze does help as well), since the number of people who will see this video will vastly outweigh the people who will see their live show.
Vee Hua 華婷婷
Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.
Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.
Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.View all articles
The 39th Annual Sundance Film Festival 2023 returns virtually and in-person, with events taking place from January 19 to 29. REDEFINE presents a shortlist of feature films worthy of mention, due to the importance of their subject matter, their...