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Sunday, May 10th 5 PM PST


“Accents”, a spoken word piece written and performed by the talented Denice Frohman, is an ode to her mother’s Puerto Rican accent. “I wanted to write my mother out of a shame that didn’t belong to her. I wanted to write her into a power that she possesses. I wanted to subvert the hierarchies of language that puts English at the top, and every other language at the bottom” – Denice Frohman


Director(s): Robertino Zambrano
Year:  2019
Length: 3 min
Country: Australia
Notable Festivals: Annecy International Animation Festival; Manchester International Animation Festival; London International Animation Festival; Cleveland International Film Festival; Anima Festival Brussels.




Robertino Zambrano is a Filipino Australian director and animator. His film “Love in the Time of March Madness” won at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014, and was shortlisted for Best Animated Short at the 88th Academy Awards. In 2019 his film “Accents” won a Cristal Award at the Annecy International Animation Festival. He is also the founder and director of Kapwa Studioworks, an independent design and animation practice based in Sydney.

Denice Frohman is a poet, performer, and educator from New York City. A CantoMundo Fellow, she’s received residencies and awards from the National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures, Leeway Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, and Millay Colony. Her work has appeared in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump, ESPNW and garnered over 10 million views online.