Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil Presented by the Sabira Cole Film FestivalWednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
More than 4 million Africans were brought to Brazil during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. More than anywhere else in the Americas. This documentary film, narrated by Alice Walker, explores the Candomblé religion in Brazil—a potent legacy of those enslaved Africans. Grounded in strong community and Earth-based wisdom, the Candomblé culture has become a parallel for the social challenges, resiliency, and triumphs of its devotees.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 90 min, including post-screening discussion)
The award-winning documentary film made its Pittsburgh premiere in 2016, including a panel discussion with Alice Walker, who participated in several workshops during her visit, and enjoyed a tour at City of Asylum before Alphabet City was open. These Pittsburgh connections were made possible by Sabira Bushra (Cole) and the Sembene Film Festival.
Filmmakers Donna Roberts and Gerald (Chip) Hoffman will participate in a post-screening discussion and audience Q+A.