Short Film: WAYOB, 7min., Mexico, Experimental

The Maya believe we each have a spirt-animal companion. The ancient Maya called it their “Way” (pronounced ‘why’) and the Maya today call it “Nahual”. “Wayob” is the plural form of way, a Mayan word which means “sleep”. Animal transformation is a mystical aspect of meso-american culture which references both the light and dark sides of human nature. In Yucatec Maya, it denotes a person who can transform into an animal while asleep. In this film, we are introduced to three characters who abstractly tell a story of transformation through connecting to the animal spirit in an abandoned hacienda outside of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
This short film is a collaboration between dance, film and fashion featuring the handpainted garments of Mexican designer Angela Nasta/SINDASHI, Cinematography of Mexican Director of Photography Dfaniks and Italo-American director/choreographer and designer of paper fashion, Renata Sheppard/EXPERIMENTAL FILM VIRGINIA. Dancing and choreography by Leonardo Schwartz and Renata Sheppard. Model Alejandra Gonzalez Chong.

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