Black, Brown + Indigo - Folklore, Myth & Fantasy


Black, Brown + Indigo - Folklore, Myth & Fantasy

Presented by Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with SPACE

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


Folklore, Myth & Fantasy
A reimagining of traditional African and Caribbean folklore and the Bard's classic tale of betrayal. 

The Fisherman
Dir Zoey Martinson | 15 min | Ghana | 2018
An aging fisherman goes out to sea one day and returns with a talking fish. Set in Ghana West Africa, this quirky comedy explores our need to stay relevant against the backdrop of a developing nation.

The Trespasser
Dir William Boyd | 15 min | Nigeria/UK | 2018 
This is an African folktale told in modern day England. A grieving young man, Emeka, is trapped in a time loop by the demon The Trespasser. To survive, he must confront this demon and his past relationship with his late Grandmother. 

Dir. Shirley Bruno | 26 min | Haiti |2016
“Tezen Nan Dlo” is one of Haiti’s most popular folk tales. This is a story about the enticements of love, family, and the natural world. It is also a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in Haiti, where a traditional method of chaperoning is to burden a girl with a younger child.

Dir. Cedric Ido | 30 min | Burkina Faso | 2013
In French, Arabic and Mooré with English subtitles
Manu, a young boy who loves comics, tags along with his big brother Albert. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ritual, Manu realizes there are real powers that rival even those of superheroes.

Dir. Amit Bhalla | 19 min | 2019 | USA 
Set in 1960s Los Angeles, this retelling of Shakespeare's Othello is reimagined through the inner political struggles of the Black Panther Party.


Screening followed by a discussion led by the scholar, curator and performance artist Myron Beasley

May 4, 2019
12:00 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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