‘414 (New) Day’ is Love Letter to Milwaukee
Milwaukee Day video offers a reflection on the past year, and hope for the next.
The video, “414 (New) Day,” is a reflection on the city’s past year and a call to a better tomorrow. Kelly Hamilton wrote the text and provides the voiceover to videographer Samer Ghani‘s footage of the city and its people.
“We are 414. Our new day is coming,” says Kelly Hamilton, who makes a brief appearance herself at the 1:06 mark in the video.
It’s a reprieve from last year’s Milwaukee Day video release of an empty city in a tear-jerking video produced by Allies & Co.
Milwaukee Day, celebrated on April 14th (4/14) in honor of the city’s area code, became a day-long celebration of in-person events and civic pride before the pandemic put that on hold.
“We will emerge from under this shroud,” says Kelly Hamilton in her new poem. “Each of us carrying forward a small corner. A thread of a life stretched less tightly across muscles and frame. Where we’re going isn’t where we’ve been.”
Can’t get enough Milwaukee pride? Creative Northern also released a Milwaukee Day film entitled “Hibernation.”
414 (New) Day
Milwaukee Day 2020
— Creative Northern (@CreateUpNorth) April 14, 2021
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