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.

Credits

Music

Ibeyi “Ellegua” Opening Song
Kenn. C. “Spectra” Middle Song

Special Thanks to

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PSOA
Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres
Dick Blau
Michelle DaCosta
Owen Klatte
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
Mulugeta Tesfaye

Copyright Gabrielle Tesfaye 2018

 

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