Film: Black, Brown + Indigo – Faraway Home
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 space.org/events for the full listing of Black, Brown + Indigo screenings
Two tales of finding home in a faraway place.
A Word Away
Dir. Nyamuon Nguany | 20 min | South Sudan
Cosimo, a young Sudanese man, uses poetry to help him adapt to his new life in Portland.
Dir. Yarde Zeleke | 94 min | 2015 | Ethiopia
When Ephraïm, an Ethiopian boy, is sent from his homeland to live with distant relatives, he takes his beloved sheep with him. One day, his uncle announces that he will have to sacrifice his sheep for the upcoming religious feast, but Ephraïm is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.