‘We Rise Up, By Your Side, With You’ – ASL Services, Inc.

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 *Video is captioned

Please know that with humility and in our most heartfelt way, we wish to honor and respect all those on the front line working tirelessly to do their best to support the community.

And with that, we also want to say to all the Deaf and hearing Sign language interpreters worldwide, all diverse in every way, who are also “essential workers”  unitedly on the front line, working to keep communication access open to the Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing communities, that we value and are so proud of all you, our fellow interpreters.

You rise up!

 

Transcript:
[Video consists of members of the Artistic Team at ASL Services Inc. HQ in Kissimmee, FL interpreting pieces of the song from their homes in California, Florida and Oregon. The video cuts in/out to each person signing a line throughout the video. Some scenes have a collaboration of interpreters on screen signing at once.]

[Opening screen of video:
Graphic says “Rise Up” by Andra Day
To all the “Essential Ones” for doing what you do…we are with you”
From the artistic team of ASL Services Inc. HQ Kissimmee, Florida]

[background instrumentals starts as a screen opens with a backdrop of pictures of masked hospital workers. Throughout the video, Signers will establish virus to their left and show the push and fight against it]

You’re Broken down and tired

Of living on a merry go round
[female with dark skin and full head of short dark curly hair signs You feel tired, heart pained
Living same experience everyday]

And you can’t fight the fighter
[You war against the corona virus disease frustrated]

But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out and move mountains
[But I see your determination and you can rally and beat it]

We gonna walk it out
[male tall with dark blue shirt light beard signs we all move forward united]

And I’ll rise up
[Female white long blonde hair, glasses signs You all get up resolved]

I’ll rise like the day
[white female with short blonde hair signs same as the dawn]

I’ll rise up
[male, tan skin with glasses, mustache and beard signs you are totally resolved]

I’ll rise unafraid
[white female with short black hair signs you push back against your fear]

And I’ll do it a thousand times again
[female, olive tone skin, long soft wavy hair signs you get up and continue to push back again and again]

And I’ll rise up high like the waves
[female, white long dark curly hair signs You inspire like an ocean wave surging]

I’ll rise up in spite of the ache
[female, white with long straight hair and clear framed glasses signs Even though you suffer, you continue]

I’ll rise up
[male, tan skin with glasses, mustache and beard signs Determined]

And I’ll do it a thousand times again
[male, tan skin full mustache and bushy beard, dark eyebrows signs You get up+ push back again and again]

For you
[female white, straight long light brown hair sign For you]

For you
[female, olive tone skin long soft wavy hair signs Thank you]

For you
[white female with short blonde hair signs Appreciate you]

For you
[full screen shows collage of diverse signers each outlines their heart]

All we need,
[female with dark skin and full head of short dark curly hair signs We all need what?]

all we need is hope
[white female with short black hair signs We all need hope]

And for that we have
[female with dark skin and full head of short dark curly hair signs Have hope? How?]

each other
[male, light skinned, with short cropped hair signs we Support + together]

And for that
[female with dark skin and full head of short dark curly hair signs We can hope, why?]

we have each other
[female, white with very long straight dark brown hair signs We all are precious]

We will rise
[female, olive tone skin long soft wavy hair signs We will stand strong]

We will rise
[female, white with long straight hair and clear framed glasses signs We will all move forward united]

We’ll rise, ohhhh ohhh
[Collage of two females, one male sign the power fist in the air gesture of We will overcome]

We’ll rise
[male tall with dark blue shirt light beard signs We will win]

I’ll rise up rise like the day.
I’ll rise up in spite of the ache
I will rise up a thousand times again.
[collage of pictures of masked first responders, workers, military, delivery in the center 10 firefighters each with a one-word sign that together reads We stay here for you, please stay home for us]

And we will rise up high like a wave
[collage of two females one male signing We will inspire like a strong wave surge]

We will rise up in spite of the ache, we will rise up
[collage of three females signing Even through suffering, it doesn’t matter, we keep going]

And we’ll do it a thousands times again
[collage of four males and three females signing We all come together and support keep on supporting]

For you ohhhhh
[female white, straight long light brown hair sign For you]

For you ohhhhh
[white female with short blonde hair signs For you]

For you
[male, tan skin with glasses, mustache and beard signs For you]

For you
[collage of screen diverse group each sign For you followed by ILY ASL for I love you]

[Instrumentals only continue as screen shots of diverse types of first responders including various working interpreters]

[Video ends with graphic saying “On behalf of Sign language interpreters worldwide
We rise up, by your side, with you” followed by contact information and our ASL services logo]

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