Won't Give Up

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Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Wed, Mar 13 9:45 PM
A completely engrossing deadpan horror-comedy about a young bloodsucker who can only feed on people for whom she feels sympathy.
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Short
Runtime (minutes):5
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Pattie Gonia
Yo-Yo Ma
Quinn Christopherson
Director:Abdul Kassamali
Executive Producer:Davis Goslin
Producer(s):Katie Graham
Jennifer Dugan
Cinematography:Greg Balkin
Music By:Pattie Gonia
Yo-Yo Ma
Quinn Christopherson
Editor:Makenna Wall
Tim Kressin


Every social justice movement has a song that serves as an anthem for the movement. Why is there no anthem for the climate movement? Critically acclaimed drag queen and vocalist Pattie Gonia joined 19-time Grammy award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Indigenous trans musician and Tiny Desk Contest winner Quinn Christopherson to write a climate change anthem. ‘Won't Give Up’ is a song about not giving up on this planet and not giving up on each other. The three artists traveled to Alaska (Christopherson’s native lands) to create a music video for ‘Won’t Give Up’ and performed the track in front of Holgate and Exit Glaciers - two glaciers that are dying because of climate change.