Themba the Boatman

“Themba the Boatman” is a short film Vinnie Bagwell created to humanize enslaved Africans. It opens to the sound of West African drumming by Leonard Epps. Spoken-word Artist, Ty Gray-EL, brings the spirit of “Themba the Boatman” to life. Photographer Leslie Jean-Barts abstract images of human reflections captured in water at the beach moves the story with haunting and stunning beauty. The film was funded by ArtsWestchester.

Enslaved Africans Rain Garden