Wa Na Wari and Sankofa Film Society bring you an evening of films by Gabrielle Tesafye: The Water Will Carry Us Home and My Love, Ethiopia. Immediately after the films please join the talk back with filmmaker Gabrielle Tesfaye and Zola Mumford. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2700631516844446/.
About Gabrielle Tesfaye’s films
- The Water Will Carry Us Home. Through living ritual and stop motion animation, “The Water Will Carry Us Home” tells the story of stolen Africans who are thrown off a slave ship whilst sailing through the Middle Passage. Upon falling into the sea, the unimaginable happens when mermaids, who dwell in these waters, save their spirits.
- My Love Ethiopia. Set during the time of the Red Terror war in 1970’s in Ethiopia, the country’s political tyranny created a huge population of refugees searching for an escape. Based on a true story, Yene Fikir, Ethiopia, meaning “My Love, Ethiopia”, follows the turbulent and mystical journey of a young girl searching for freedom after being separated from her family. As she embarks on a painful migration through the scorching desert, magical guardian angels are sent to aid her by a mysterious and ancient Goddess in the skies, holding the secret to heal her homeland. With the presence of her angels, and the power of her magical krar, she discovers hidden powers within herself she was unaware of before.
About filmmaker Gabrielle Tesfaye
Gabrielle Tesfaye is an interdisciplinary artist raised in the USA as a first-generation, to an Ethiopian father and mixed-heritage Jamaican mother. Outside of exhibiting 2d works, she uses puppets in the animation studio, to create personal and cultural narrative films. Tesfaye is internationally recognized in publications and exhibitions and the recipient of awards, scholarships, and artist residencies.
About Zola Mumford
Zola Mumford is a reference librarian at North Seattle College and Curator of the Seattle Black Film Festival, a program of Langston Seattle. Her professional background includes film, TV, and arts production; historical research; and preservation work with film and print materials in university and private film and art archives.
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