about the film

Welcome to the film Voices Over the Water.

A film about identity, and belonging.

They called it paradise on earth
You could choose to belong
But who’s choosing you?

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Pride in our ethnic roots is widespread in America. Family history, genealogy, and ancestral roots research are more popular than ever, with new tools to help in the search for who we are. Have the terms “cultural identity” and “appropriation” become passé? Who exactly can claim ownership to what may be seen as an evolving identity?

The richness of the Gaelic musical tradition is illustrated by a variety of songs we have been able to include in this film. We also explore a diversity of American music, some of which shows a Scottish and/or Highland influence.

Music - Burns night piano