Film Screening for Black History Month

In Celebration of Black History Month

Screening of Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil and Photography Exhibit Goddesses of Nature

Documentary narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker

Winner of Five Best Documentary Awards

Wednesday, February 26 – Alumni Auditorium – Champlain College

5:30-6:30 pm – Exhibit and Reception with Photographer Gerald Lee Hoffman

6:45-8:30 pm – Screening and Q&A with Director Donna Carole Roberts and Champlain College professor Stephen Wehmeyer

Sponsored by the Division of Communication and Creative Media, with the support of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Office of International Education

Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil explores the Afro-Brazilian culture, worldview, and spiritual practice of Candomblé through the voices of our dynamic elder women leaders. A powerful legacy of enslaved Africans forced to Brazil during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, Candomblé embodies universal wisdom and values. The title Yemanjá honors the Yoruba/Brazilian Goddess of the oceans and sea, considered sacred in Candomblé. Devotees revere elders, ancestors, the natural world, and spiritual forces or guides known as Orixás. Addressing history, social and environmental justice, and the power of faith and community, the film tells a compelling story for our times.

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Producer/Director: Donna Carole Roberts

Associate Director/Editor: Donna Read (Canada)

Photographer: Gerald Lee Hoffman

Yemanjá Flyer 1.28.20