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Like Water

202109:10All ages Free To Watch ,

LIKE WATER acknowledges the resilience of our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation. A world unkind to our people, yet somehow we survive. A world that that has conditioned us to not see the beauty of our skin, hair, culture and our people. But like water we flow, like water we change shape. We remain resilient.

Awards

Dancentric TV Film Festival "DTVFF"

2021 Grand Jury Award

Dancentric TV Film Festival "DTVFF"

2021 Winner Best Contemporary

Dancentric TV Film Festival "DTVFF"

2021 Winner Best Choreographer

London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)

2021 Winner Best Dance Film

London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)

2021 Winner Best Ensemble

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

2021 Audience Choice Award

London International Short Film Festival

2021 Official Selection

Dance Camera West

2021 Official Selection

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

2021 Official Selection

Inspired Dance Film Festival

2021 Official Selection

Parai Musical International Awards

2022 Best African Music Video, Best Dance Music Video, Best Choreography Music Video, Best First Time Director Music VideoInspired Dance Film Festival, Australia 2021 - Honorable Mention (Best International Film)

Inspired Dance Film Festival, Australia

2021 Honorable Mention (Best International Film)

BronzeLens Film Festival, Atlanta Georgia USA

2022 Winner Best Dance Video

GIFT Fest, Nairobi, South Africa

2022 Finalist (Dance Films)

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, USA

2022 (Dance Film)

Still Voices Film Festival, Ballymahon, Ireland

2022 (Dance Short Film)

Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite"

2022 Official Selection

Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival, Los Angeles

2022 Official Selection

Rio Webfest, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2022 Official Selection - Best Int'l Music Video or Dance Video

YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival (New York, USA)

2022 Official Selection

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OPENING NARRATION

Subtitle languages: You can turn on/off captions in several languages using the using the gear icon at the bottom of the video window.

Mntana we langa (Children of the sun)

Camagu (Gratitude) awusemhle mntanedlozi. (you are beautiful)

You who walks with the ancients, the ones who walked before, before and before was a thing. Radiant, proud, magnificent adorned by the sun. Surely there has been no greater love. A love that lights you up from the inside langa.

There are those that are envious of that very light. You see it in their admonishing glooms and glares as you walk by proud, head up to the most high. The very embodiment of the kings who came before, before and before was a thing.

How dare the child of a former slave be so brave. How dare you be so black, so proud. I say how dare you not.

Camagu (Gratitude).

CLOSING NARRATION

The spirits of the water have seen a great many things. They have seen a people, captured, abducted and sold over the centuries only to be bought and sold again.

She has borne witness to lifeless bodies washed up, drowned on the shore, no compass to direct them home, the only connection with home being the ocean herself. Does she grieve for the lives lost journeying between her seas? Mothers, brothers, sisters. Others separated by you…others reunited in spite of you.

So again we meet at the water’s shore. This time for healing, for cleansing, for forgiveness. In honour of those who have come before and in honour of ourselves. We too are always moving forward as a people as her people. We have learned the spirit of resilience, of carrying others more than we carry ourselves. We give birth to new heartaches at the start of each new moon. The heartbreak that colours our skin. A colourful swearword in today’s day.

Black.

Subtitle languages: You can turn on/off captions in several languages using the using the gear icon at the bottom of the video window.

Awards

Dancentric TV Film Festival "DTVFF"

2021 Grand Jury Award

Dancentric TV Film Festival "DTVFF"

2021 Winner Best Contemporary

Dancentric TV Film Festival "DTVFF"

2021 Winner Best Choreographer

London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)

2021 Winner Best Dance Film

London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)

2021 Winner Best Ensemble

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

2021 Audience Choice Award

London International Short Film Festival

2021 Official Selection

Dance Camera West

2021 Official Selection

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

2021 Official Selection

Inspired Dance Film Festival

2021 Official Selection

Parai Musical International Awards

2022 Best African Music Video, Best Dance Music Video, Best Choreography Music Video, Best First Time Director Music VideoInspired Dance Film Festival, Australia 2021 - Honorable Mention (Best International Film)

Inspired Dance Film Festival, Australia

2021 Honorable Mention (Best International Film)

BronzeLens Film Festival, Atlanta Georgia USA

2022 Winner Best Dance Video

GIFT Fest, Nairobi, South Africa

2022 Finalist (Dance Films)

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, USA

2022 (Dance Film)

Still Voices Film Festival, Ballymahon, Ireland

2022 (Dance Short Film)

Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite"

2022 Official Selection

Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival, Los Angeles

2022 Official Selection

Rio Webfest, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2022 Official Selection - Best Int'l Music Video or Dance Video

YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival (New York, USA)

2022 Official Selection

Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo Award logo

Full credits

OPENING NARRATION

Subtitle languages: You can turn on/off captions in several languages using the using the gear icon at the bottom of the video window.

Mntana we langa (Children of the sun)

Camagu (Gratitude) awusemhle mntanedlozi. (you are beautiful)

You who walks with the ancients, the ones who walked before, before and before was a thing. Radiant, proud, magnificent adorned by the sun. Surely there has been no greater love. A love that lights you up from the inside langa.

There are those that are envious of that very light. You see it in their admonishing glooms and glares as you walk by proud, head up to the most high. The very embodiment of the kings who came before, before and before was a thing.

How dare the child of a former slave be so brave. How dare you be so black, so proud. I say how dare you not.

Camagu (Gratitude).

CLOSING NARRATION

The spirits of the water have seen a great many things. They have seen a people, captured, abducted and sold over the centuries only to be bought and sold again.

She has borne witness to lifeless bodies washed up, drowned on the shore, no compass to direct them home, the only connection with home being the ocean herself. Does she grieve for the lives lost journeying between her seas? Mothers, brothers, sisters. Others separated by you…others reunited in spite of you.

So again we meet at the water’s shore. This time for healing, for cleansing, for forgiveness. In honour of those who have come before and in honour of ourselves. We too are always moving forward as a people as her people. We have learned the spirit of resilience, of carrying others more than we carry ourselves. We give birth to new heartaches at the start of each new moon. The heartbreak that colours our skin. A colourful swearword in today’s day.

Black.

Subtitle languages: You can turn on/off captions in several languages using the using the gear icon at the bottom of the video window.