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Dear Ancestors

Freddy Jay Walker
United States, 2023, 3 min.

In English.

The music video for Dear Ancestors opens with artist Chezale being hidden and draped in the American flag with a stunning reveal once the first beat drops; backed by powerful black and white, vintage images that capture both African and African American imagery. Chezale is surrounded by the Saguaro desert landscape as she delivers her potent lyrical performance. She pays homage to historical women figures as she references them in song. The contrasting images are of Chezale dressed in all white, while engaging in spiritual meditation and dance to connect more deeply with her inner-self and to her ancestors.

Category: Musical, Arizona Film.