Ziyaad Samodien is a powerlifter who has face a lot of adversity during his time as a powerlifter and throughout his life.
This film offers a creative exploration of the process of linguicide, through the director’s relationship with her grandparents, whose languages she has lost.
What if we proved that a persons’ name is the foundation to their pre-destination.
Would a rose smell as sweet if it was called skunk cabbage? We follow two characters with unique stories that believe their names have a direct link to how their respective lives have turned out as they have.
A filmmaker explores the mythology of the great-grandfather she never knew – along the way, reckoning with family bonds, intergenerational trauma, and her own hesitance toward telling the story.