Director: Kira Dane, Katelyn Rebelo
Country: USA
Year: 2019

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In Japanese, the term mizuko, “water child,” refers to miscarried, stillborn, and aborted pregnancies. This intimate animated film depicts co-director Kira Dane’s experience of abortion, juxtaposing American culture with the Japanese Buddhist Jizo rite for grieving lost pregnancies.

my soul drifts light upon a sea of trees

Photos courtesy Kira Dane and Katelyn Rebelo.

Photos courtesy Kira Dane and Katelyn Rebelo.

Photos courtesy Kira Dane and Katelyn Rebelo.

Photos courtesy Kira Dane and Katelyn Rebelo.

Photos courtesy Kira Dane and Katelyn Rebelo.

Photos courtesy Kira Dane and Katelyn Rebelo.

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