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Fatherland, the multimedia one-woman show by Candice D’Meza, is a deeply vulnerable exploration into the grief that comes from disconnection: disconnection from family, from culture, from homelands. Using memoir texts written by D’Meza while planning her absent Haitian father’s funeral, the recorded performance combines with a full-length visual film directed by Houston native Nate Edwards (the co-director of Houston rapper Tobe Ngiwe’s music videos). A merging of Haitian spirituality, song, dance, and theatrical performance, the show acts as a container for a collective grief ritual—whereby audiences are invited to participate, alongside the artist, in a ritual designed to honor the lives of our ancestors and acknowledge the complicated legacies of our personal stories.

Country, Year United States, 2021
DirectorEboni Bell, Nate Edwards
WriterCandice D'Meza
CastCandice D'Meza
Runtime54 MINS, SECS