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OYA: SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO WEST AFRICA

directed by Seyi Adebanjo

OYA: SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO WEST AFRICA
OYA: SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO WEST AFRICA

 

Seyi Adebanjo; 2015; USA; 30 min. 

This dynamic documentary tells a tale about gender and indigenous Yorùbá spirituality that’s not often heard. Director Seyi Adebanjo—queer and gender-nonconforming—journeys home to Nigeria to connect with the African warrior goddess ÒrČ™à, thereby also illuminating the powerful legacy of their great-grandmother, Chief Moloran Ìyá Olóya. This personal story investigates the heritage of leadership, mythology, gender fluidity, and power in a cultural tradition exposed to contemporary political forces. OYA is also a lyrical poem interwoven with cultural nuances, featuring never-before-seen footage of spiritual practices in Yorubaland. 

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Co-presented by: Langston Hughes African American Film Festival 

 

Run time: 30 min. | USA | 2015
Directed By: Seyi Adebanjo

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Tickets & Schedule

Sunday, May 7

4:00 pm 5/7 at 12th Ave Arts Building
1620 12th Ave
Seattle, WA, 98122