Oya: Something Happened On the Way to West Africa!
Oluseyi Adebanjo, 2015, 33 min
This beautiful new documentary from #blacktranseverything artist/educator Oluseyi Adebanjo follows the journey of Queer Gender Non Conforming Nigerian Seyi Adebanjo as Seyi returns home to speak directly with ancestors, connect with Òrìṣà (African God/dess) tradition, and follow a trail back to the powerful legacy of great grandmother, Chief Moloran Ìyá Ọlọ́ya. This personal and political story vibrantly investigates the heritage of command, mythology, gender fluidity and the hidden truth that women are behind the power of indigenous Yorùbá spirituality. The documentary illuminates the lives of Òrìṣà Ọya (Warrior Goddess), Chief Moloran Ìyá Ọlọ́ya and Seyi Adebanjo while interweaving Yorùbá mythology, poetry, performance, and expert interviews.
Join us for performances and a Q&A after the film.