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We Didn't See It As a Tidal Wave

Short 2m 2021

We Didn’t See It As a Tidal Wave is a super 8 stop motion film that explores religious narratives and the tales that seep into our everyday lives. Splicing images of hands raised in sea, glitter backdrops with emergency aircraft oxygen masks, and motions mimicking ocean waves, the film with Huo’s family photo archives retraces her grandfather’s story, who was the first Mormon in Incheon, Korea, baptized by white Mormon missionaries. The film is created and edited by Gi (Ginny) Huo with cinematography and score composed by artist Saif Al-Sobaihi. The echoing narration of reports from Mormon conferences with the drumming beats and bells brings to question: what informs our belief systems, are they real or imagined?

Director

Gi (Ginny) Huo

Producer

Gi (Ginny) Huo

Producer

Saif Al-Sobaihi

Cinematography

Saif Al-Sobaihi

Sound Designer

Saif Al-Sobaihi

Language

English

Country

USA