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Brown, Black + Indigo: Folklore, Myth & Fantasy

Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with SPACE
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A reimagining of traditional African and Caribbean folklore and the Bard's classic tale of betrayal.

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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.

Tezen

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.

Twaaga

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.

Iago

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 discussion led by scholar, curator and performance artist Myron Beasley

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