Walking with the Ancestors

Walking with the Ancestors takes a glimpse at Orisha practice in Trinidad and Tobago, and looks toward the future of the religion through an evolving art form, dance. Featuring local Orisha and African dance practitioners, the film shows how reclaiming and re-imagining cultural heritage brings power.

Walking with the Ancestors (2014)


Trinidad and Tobago, USA






Alysha Higgins

Alysha Higgins

Alysha Higgins

California-born with Trinidad and Tobago roots, Alysha Higgins is a dancer, Fulbright scholar and filmmaker. Walking with the Ancestors was filmed while conducting her 2012-2013 Fulbright research in T&T.

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