Mizuko

In Japanese, there's a specific word for an unborn life. Mizuko, which means "water child," is used to refer to both miscarried and aborted pregnancies. In addition to this word, there's a ritual for grief that allows women to metaphorically return their water children to the sea. Narrated by a Japanese American woman, Mizuko tells the story of her abortion in the US against the backdrop of this cultural context.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Directors

Katelyn Rebelo

Kira Dane

Connect

 

Credits

Directors: Katelyn Rebelo, Kira Dane
Executive Producer: Amy Hobby
Producer: Katelyn Rebelo, Kira Dane
Screenwriter: Kira Dane
Cinematographer: Katelyn Rebelo
Editor: Katelyn Rebelo, Kira Dane
Sound Designer: Keithe Hodne
Music: Midori Hirano
Additional Credits: Watercolor Animator: Kira Dane, Stop Motion Animator: Katelyn Rebelo, Associate Producer: Gretta Wilson, Watercolor Animator: Joyce Zhao, Watercolor Animator: Melissa Garvin, Assistant Watercolor Animator: Zoya To

Contact

Public Film Contact
Katelyn Rebelo
One Eyed Productions
katelynrebelo@gmail.com
Publicity Contact
Katelyn Rebelo
katelynrebelo@gmail.com
.
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Animated, Documentary, Experimental
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: Japan, United States
Language: English, Japanese
Runtime: 14 mins