OWBA COOCOO is a spoken word short film that chronicles African History and Humanizes the Experience of Black slaves as they crossed the door no return to the wooden sea vessel embarking on a horror filled voyage to the new world. Even today we still feel the bane of these events; A reality Owba Coocoo confronts in its narrative. Albeit there exists a plethora of works both visual and textual on the general slave experience but very few works (by African storytellers) on the slave ship itself, given that it was more than just a vessel of conveyance to the new world but a place where black slaves from diverse backgrounds formed a general language for communication, shared stories and songs - nascent culture. Owba coocoo seeks to bridge this narrative gap.

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