Voices of the Gods captures the rich legacy of ancient African religions practiced today in the United States. It provides viewers with rare insight into the practices and beliefs of the Akan and Yoruba religions and illustrates how mass media has been used to ridicule and denigrate these belief systems. Santanaprovides intimate and respectful studies of an Egungun ancestral communion ceremony and daily life in the Yoruba village of Oyotunji in Sheldon, South Carolina, the only traditional African village of its kind in the U.S. today.
Why you should watch: You won’t be able to see this anywhere else.
Saturday, November 16th at 7:30 pm // Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville // $8 suggested donation
Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm // Columbia College Chicago Ferguson Theater – 600 S. Michigan Ave. // $8 Admission & FREE for CCC Faculty, Students, and Staff // Ferguson Theater is wheelchair accessible
Return of Blacklight Cinema Series
Our final of three highlights of the Blacklight Film Festival, which started at Chicago Filmmakers in 1982 and ran at various locations through 1996. Floyd Webb, Blacklight’s founder and programmer, will join us to reminisce about the films and the festival. This series is co-presented with the Black Cinema House (visit www.blackcinemahouse.org to view their schedule of subsequent Blacklight programs).