Black, Brown + Indigo - Afro Voices from Latin America


Black, Brown + Indigo - Afro Voices from Latin America

A film series showcasing the contemporary African and African-American experience

Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with SPACE is bringing the power of Black storytelling to Maine, May 3rd - 5th, 2019. Black, Brown + Indigo is a series of films that each provide a glimpse into African and African-American life across the globe.

A mix of narrative and documentary features and shorts, the films highlight the diversity and complexity of Black lives across the Diaspora. The series seeks to bring Portland-area audiences together across communities to enjoy film and engage in meaningful dialogue, using cinema as a means to deepen their knowledge and understanding of African, Caribbean, South American and African-American culture. 

See for the full listing of Black, Brown + Indigo screenings


We are Here...Afro Voices from Latin America
In this program, films such as La Negrada––the controversial first Mexican feature film to portray the country's Afromexican community––as well as shorts from Birdskin (Brazil) and Herencia de un Pueblo (Peru) give audiences a brief cinematic survey of Afro-Latin American identities through poetry and dance.  

Herencia de un Pueblo
Carmen Roman | 12 min | 2016 | Peru
Set in the vibrant Peruvian town of El Carmen, this film highlights the people, town, and dance legacy of African descendants in Peru.


Dir. Clara Peltier | 16 min | 2015 | Brazil
A Brazilian dancer named Tuane transcends her life in the favelas with dazzling performances in glittering costumes.


La Negrada
Jorge Perez Solano | 100 min | 2018 | Mexico    
"La Negrada" is the first Mexican feature film about the Afro-Mexican community, filmed entirely with people from different towns around the Costa Chica in Oaxaca.


Screening followed by a panel on Afro-Latin American identities.


May 4, 2019
7:00 PM
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Presented by Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with SPACE, funding provided in part by the Maine Humanities Council. 


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