watch the orixas create the universe in teaser for new brazilian animated stop-motion film

November 4, 2016

Origin stories are some of the most interesting pieces of folklore in the human collective imagination. Learning and sharing our theories on who and from where we were created is as much a part of your journey as a species as our bodies. In Òrun Aiyê, directed by Jamile Coelho and written by Cintia Maria, is a stop-motion animated film that tells the candomble origin story, complete with orixas Olodumare, Orunmila, Oxala, Oduduwa, Nana, and Exu. The film not only explores the creation story from Yoruba’s descendant religion, but also the themes or envy, courage, and love. Watch the teaser in full below and look out for the full film coming soon!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor