Black, Brown + Indigo - How our Souls Dance


Black, Brown + Indigo - How our Souls Dance

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


How our Souls Dance
Intimate portraits of creatives working in music, fashion, visual arts, and dance.

He Who Dances on Wood
Dir. Jessica Beshir | 6 min | 2016 | Ethiopia
One man's search for joy has culminated in a constant experience of rhythm in the world around him.

AFRIPEDIA Series: Ghana
Dir. Teddy Goitom/Benjamin Taft/Senay Berhe | 24 min | 2014 | Senegal/Ivory Coast, Ghana
The whispers among connoisseurs talk about Accra as the next big hotspot for African cultural production and ‘Afripedia, Ghana’ suggest they’re not wrong. Meet outspoken and androgynous music star Wiyaala, exciting trickbikers Bikelordz whose BMX skills and flamboyant style have taken neighborhoods by storm. Artist Serge Attukwei Clottey highlights environmental issues through street performances as his alter ego, Afrogallonism, the modern water warrior. Welcome to Creativity!

Martha & Niki    
Dir. Tora Mkandawire Mårtens | 93 min | 2015 | Sweden
In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos participated in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Paris’s Juste Debout. It was the first time two women became world champions of hip hop. This documentary depicts their love of dance and of each other, and the ways in which friendship can be put to the test.

May 5, 2019
3:00 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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