Black, Brown + Indigo - Symphony of the Soul

Community event

Black, Brown + Indigo - Symphony of the Soul

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


Symphony of the Soul
A free community screening of films about the power and resilience of communities.   

Dir. Samuel Ishimwe | 36 min | 2018 |  Rwanda
A young man returns to the village where his deceased mother was born. He seeks to adopt a bruised collective recollection. Intoned chants all represent voices of possible reconciliation.                

Kinshasa Symphony
Dir. Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer | 95 min | 2010 | DRC
Picture 200 musicians playing Beethoven’s Ninth in the Congo! The film follows West Africa’s only symphonic orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste of Kinshasa, as it prepares for its first open-air concert in its neighborhood, Ngiri-Ngiri. It is also a study of people doing their best to maintain a most complex human joint endeavor in one of the world’s most chaotic cities. This powerful film is about the Congo, the people of Kinshasa and the power of music.

May 5, 2019
11:30 AM
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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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