Portland Film Festival 2021

Expressions - Rising Voices Shorts Block

Expired November 9, 2021 7:45 AM
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Three gay friends from Nigeria are forced to flee their country. Above the Troubled Water follows their stories as they adjust to life as refugees.

We are introduced to BISI, now living in London, DAMOSHE, who fled to the USA, and ADE who lives in Toronto.

Above the Troubled Water explores the legacy of trauma through a subtle and domestic glance, looking at the meaning of friendship in overcoming the everyday adjustments to life in exile.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    38 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States, United Kingdom
  • Rating
  • Director
    Joe Cohen
  • Producer
    Joe Cohen
  • Cast
    Bisi Alimi, Damoshe Kard, Ade Fabunmi, Caldwell Oni
  • Cinematographer
    Joe Cohen, Additional Cinematography: Annika Summerson, James Bayliss-Smith
  • Editor
    Joe Cohen. Editing Supervisor: Hoping Chen
  • Composer
    Matt Loveridge, Jim Cornick, John Cohen
  • Sound Design
    Owen Peters