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Film screening + Q&A: "The water will carry us home"

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia 161 Views

The Alliance Ethio-Française of Addis-Ababa is a non-profit organization fostering cultural and linguistic exchanges between France and Ethiopia since 1907. Its main mission is teachi...

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Apr 24, 2019 6:00PM

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Apr 24, 2019 8:00PM
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Through living ritual and stop motion animation, "The Water Will Carry Us Home", by Gabrielle Tesfaye, 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.

"The Water Will Carry Us Home" is an award winning short film, currently on its international tour and will be premiering for the first time in Ethiopia.

Following the showing of the short film, Gabrielle Tesfaye will facilitate a discussion and Q&A, in addition to an exclusive preview of her upcoming film, ‘Yene Fikir, Ethiopia’, sponsored by the Brico Forward Fund Grant.

Film runtime: 7 minutes

(Artist Bio)
Gabrielle Tesfaye is an interdisciplinary artist versed in painting, animation, film, puppetry and interactive installation. Tesfaye was raised in the United States to an Ethiopian father and Indian-Jamaican mother. Her extensive international travel and exposure to multiculturalism in her life, echoes itself in her mixed media approach to art making, cross-cultural content and African diaspora studies.

Tesfaye obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Peck School of the Arts (USA). Tesfaye has been internationally recognized in publications such as Majestic Disorder Magazine (UK), AFROPUNK and Vogue (USA). Tesfaye actively exhibits work internationally, including London, Dublin, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Thailand. She currently works as a traveling artist & residence, and is the recipient of a series of important grants and scholarships, including the Clarice George Logan Travel Award, Brico Forward Fund, Cream City Cinema Filmmaker Award, and much more.


Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia


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