Directed by Daniel Daly
Directed by Daniel Daly
i come from the fire city
Poem by Eve L. Ewing

i come from the fire city / fire came and licked up our houses, lapped them up like they were nothing / drank them like the last dribbling water from a concrete fountain / the spigot is too hot to touch with your lips be careful / fire kissed us and laughed / and even now the rust climbs the walls, red ivy / iron fire and the brick blossoms florid / red like stolen lipstick ground down to a small flat earth / stand on any corner of the fire city, look west to death / the red sun eats the bungalows / the fire city children watch with their fingers in their mouths / to savor the flaming hots or hot flamins or hot crunchy curls or hot chips / they open the fire hydrants in the fire city and lay dollar store boats in the gutters / warrior funeral pyres unlit

Produced and Directed by

Daniel Daly

Executive Producers

Todd Boss
Egg Creative
Claire McGirr

Spoken by and Starring

Khadija Shari

Director of Photography

Josh Farmelo


Daniel Daly

First Assistant Director

Kashi Somers

First Assistant Camera

Tsyen Shen


Production Assistants

Sanjana Sekhar
Nellie Stokeld


Daniel Daly

Film Processing

Kodak, Astoria

Film Scanning

Metropolis Post

Audio Finishing

Egg Creative

Future Perfect
Voiceover Engineer

Victor Magro


Nargis Sheerazie


Daniel Stonehouse

Executive Producer

Gabe Russo

Cylinder Three Cylinder Seven Cylinder Eight

Written, produced and performed by Christ Zabriskie
Licensed under creative commons 4.0 international (CC by 4.0)
Remixed for this film by Daniel Daly

Special Thanks to

Anne Hubbell and Tony Landano at Kodak
Daisy and John at the National Parks Service
Sarah at Metropolis Post
Isabella Lebovitz
Matthew McGerrin
Peter Novosel
Erin Wahed
Shirleyann Daly

“I come from the fire city”. Poem by Eve L. Ewing. ©2017 Eve L. Ewing. Used with permission. From The Electric Arches (Haymarket Books, 2017)


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