The Way She Told Her Story Video

I was fortunate to receive a grant from Finlandia Foundation to choose three songs from my CD bittersweet and three poems from my book The Way She Told Her Story and bring them together to make a video. The filmmaker Cadence Nelson shot footage and joined spoken word with music to make the short film The Way She Told Her Story.

“Jarvi’s music and poetry are full of stories that take us on the immigrants’ journey of hardship and elation. These poems and songs share deeply interwoven questions regarding language, political history, women, and the immigrant experience.”—New Rivers Press

"A feast to the ear and tongue, a capture of what she herself calls the “hunger in all of our voices.” - Diane Raptosh