oshun (adewunmi, 2021) is an exploration of female subjectivity at the intersection of race. The concept was inspired by the Yoruba deity Ọ̀ṣun (Oshun), who is associated with water, femininity, and beauty. Her name is defined as “that which runs, seeps, flows, moves as the water does”, and this motivated the water motif throughout my short film. oshun centres around a girl who looks at herself in the mirror and is transported into her interior world, embarking on a journey of self-discovery.

I was inspired by the subjectivity style of avant-garde filmmaking as it places the spectator in the position of a participant. There is a lot of emphasis on the spectator’s perception as a film’s meaning is based on their subjective understanding of it. As a result, I have attempted to incorporate and develop elements of this experimental filmmaking style to explore an aspect of black female subjectivity. I have utilised experimental camerawork, editing, and sound to present oshun’s major themes clearly whilst leaving a lot up for interpretation.

a short film by sarah adewunmi

hello, i'm sarah! i believe it's important for me to share my personal experiences through my artwork. in oshun, i have combined my love of filmmaking with my love of writing to express my unique perspective on life.

my main goal is to pursue a career in writing for the screen. you can find me here: @sisacli on instagram and twitter.

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