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The Sacred Imagined: Portraits of Afrodescendant Spirituality on Screen

January 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This interactive screening and panel discussion featuring short works and film selects from Haiti, Brazil, Jamaica, and the US will explore the imaginative representation of Afro-descendant spiritual practices and the personal pathways of filmmakers—across cultural geographies. The imagination of rituals—such as divination, spirit possession, and ecstatic dance—on screen invites inquiry into the role of Afro-descendant creators in the transmission of ancestral knowledge and mythologies.

Presented as part of the Humanitini series sponsored by DCHumanities.

Event Details

Host: Dr. Montre Missouri, Dr. Sheila Walker, Rodrigo Antonio, Nyasha Laing, Esq

Date: January 26, 2023 @ 6:00-8:30pm

Location: Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Neighborhood Library 5401 South Dakota Avenue Northeast Washington, DC 20011

Featuring: Brave by Wilmar Val, My Saints Salute Your Saints by Rodrigo Antonio, Kumina Queen (excerpt) by Nyasha Laing

Event fee: Free


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Contact: Nyasha Laing and Sheila Walker




Nyasha Laing
Sheila Walker


Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Neighborhood Library
5401 South Dakota Ave NE
Washington, DC 20011 United States
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