ALFREDA'S CINEMA PRESENTS
GOD IS WITH YOU
Alfreda’s Cinema presents God is with you, a portal into Afro-spirituality through poetic cinema.
“Spirituality finds us when we’re feeling lost. To heal, and be healed, we must free our minds from deception. These five films feature representations of Ifa, Hoodoo, Afro-Hinduism, and Afro-Catholicism, all encoded with Yoruba rituals and ancestral worship, as the filmmakers capture their subjects surrendering to the divine self in the celestial realm. An expression of truth in spiritual warfare, God is with you is a vessel to an ever-changing part of life. ”—Melissa Lyde, curator
Featuring: Ebbó by Yelaine Rodriguez, The Diary of an African Nun by Julie Dash, Alice Coltrane: Black Journal by St. Claire Bourne, Pilgrim by Cauleen Smith, and Maman Brigitte by Ayanna Dozier.
Followed by a Q&A with Dr. Ayanna Dozier.