"Will you be a part of the solution?"
This is the question our main character, Waiola asks by the end of the play, and that I asked in writing this script. As a Christian artist, I'm determined to create art that reaches the marginalized groups in this world and discuss socio-political issues that are traditionally avoided in the church.
Out of this desire to minister, Seawall was born. Seawall is a limited series (2 episodes total) that centers an i-Kiribati family fighting to protect their home against the rising of sea levels.
Storm Surge in Kiribati leading to flooding
The story begins and ends with a young climate activist Waiola speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
Climate change is not some faraway issue-- it poses a threat to humanity right now. Through this piece, we hope to inspire audiences to take action. Furthermore, we hope to provide positive representation of Asian American and Pacific Islander artists, who have traditionally are underrepresented or misrepresented within Broadway.
If we don't act now, Kiribati could easily be the first island wiped off the map within the next 20 years-- that is within our lifetime. Let's take action to help Kiribati stay above water.
Be a part of the solution.
Make a contribution to help us reach our goal!
JASMINE MITCHELL (Executive Producer, Director, Writer)
This will be my 3rd short film project. I am super excited about this project specifically because it's art with a purpose-- a call to action
Previously, I've directed for the stage: Breath, Boom, Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop, RAPunzel Harlem Duet, Warriors of God, and Soundtrack. I received Honorable Mention at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. I've directed two short films: American Idol: A Visual Poem by Sadia Alao and Same Power.