America ReFramed

By Water

Season 11  Episode 9

BY WATER is the first animated experimental film to appear on America ReFramed. The story follows an unlikely hero's journey into his own memories, which transform into a vehicle for reconciliation and healing for himself and his sibling. Based on a true story, the film was written and inspired by Iyabo Kwayana’s personal experience with her brother. Upon receiving an unexpected voicemail from him three years after his disappearance, filmmaker Kwayana heeded her brother’s message and created this film as a way to “complete” his story.

Winner, 2024 Collision Awards - Silver, Film - Mixed Media.