by Ryan Trinidad
This film was created to be a final project for a summer exploration seminar course. Although amongst the creation of this short collection of photos and video clips I realized it was much more than that. The time spent in Ghana was short, but the connections I made with those who traveled with me became like nothing else I’ve ever seen. We arrived in Ghana as acquaintances and fellow students, but we grew together as a unique group of 25 people who experienced something that could never be duplicated. Almost a dozen student groups and organizations were represented by various members, calling us a group of young leaders would almost be an understatement. We left home to find our roots that were lost through oppression and time. We not only discovered this, but also rediscovered our identities within ourselves. Like the end of the film states, “We walked where they did… And created our own footsteps…” This line couldn’t have defined our trip any better.