The Water Will Carry Us Home
by Gabrielle Tesfaye
IT ALL STARTED WHEN…
Middle passage. Slave ship. Orishas. Mermaids.
Through living ritual and stop motion animation, The Water Will Carry Us Home reveals the story of stolen Africans being thrown off the slave ship whilst sailing through the Middle Passage. Upon crashing in the waves, a phenomena happens when the presence of Yoruba Orishas dwelling in the water saves these spirits.
Ibeyi “Ellegua” Opening Song
Kenn. C. “Spectra” Middle Song
Special Thanks to
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PSOA
Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres
Copyright Gabrielle Tesfaye 2018