Black, Brown + Indigo - Into the Future


Black, Brown + Indigo - Into the Future

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


Into the Future

Catch early works from Afrofuturists including HBO's Random Acts of Flyness Creator creator Terence Nance, award-winning filmmaker and founding member of The New Negress Film Society––Nuotama Frances Bodomo, and the director of the first Kenyan feature film to screen at Cannes––Wanuri Kahiu in this social commentary-infused fantasy shorts program.

Where the Water Runs    
Dir. DuBois Ashong | 24 min | 2018 | US    
A disingenuous water distribution operative and truck driver working for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power during the worst drought in LA history. On the brink of a promotion, Nasir learns of a plot spearheaded by his sister to take revolutionary action against the possible privatization of the city’s dwindling water resources.


The Right Choice    
Dir. Tomisin Adepeju | 10 min | 2018 | UK
The Right Choice follows a husband and wife who, with the help of an adviser, must answer three seemingly harmless questions to create their perfect designer baby.

Dir. Wanuri Kahiu | 23 min | 2009 | Kenya
Pumzi (Air) is set in the East African region, 35 years after World War III, in a world with no water and toxic soil. 

Nuotama (Frances) Bodomo | 14 min | 2014 | Zambia
Zambians try to make it to the moon in the 1960s.

Chris Ortega | 19 min | 2018 | US
Afrofuturist Sci-Fi: A programmer conducts a painful empathy test on lifelike androids in an attempt to win her mother's approval.

They Charge for the Sun
Dir. Terrence Nance | 16 min | 2016 | US            
In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.


Screening followed by a discussion led by writer and multimedia artist Asata Radcliff


May 4, 2019
3:30 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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