Whatcom READS, an annual program by the Whatcom County Library System, approached us looking to create a video for their 13th annual selection of Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.

Their project had several messaging goals: promote the annual event, discuss the 2021 book and how it relates to society now, and encourage the audience to get involved. This video was shared on Whatcom READS channels as part of the READS Week virtual programming.

We interviewed 4 people in our studio for the project, and also created some minor animations featuring promotional illustrations by local artist Julie DeFoer.