“All Together” is a documentary made by Andra Rotaru in collaboration with Raj Chaprakani, as part of the 2nd Annual Outreach Fellowship, an additional fellowship of IWP (International Writing Program), focused on cultivating public outreach and artistic collaborations.
This documentary contains a multitude of perspectives as the footage is a collaborative work of writers from the International Writing Program’s 2014 Fall Residency and of people from Iowa City. The filming of “All Together” was intentionally shot on a variety of cameras using “found” music and performances from the IWP group of writers, highlighting their artistic diversity and collaborations in both their official readings and spare time. Writers were filmed reading in different literary spaces: Prairie Lights (Iowa City, IA), Shambaugh House (IowaCity, IA), Poets House (New York, NY).
They were also filmed in collaborative events like “Global Express” and at local venues like a rodeo, Wilson’s Orchard and musical/performative parties. For the documentary there were also used interviews with writers in the MFA program at the University of Iowa and interviews with IWP staff.
You can view it from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyGMCbLJNy8