Friday, December 29, 2017 Rosenhof, Stein, Switzerland Orun - aiyé - Orixas in Film Festival 7:00 p.m. pre-screening activities 8:00 p.m. screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Donna Roberts via Skype http://www.sanzala.ch/filmtage organized bySanzala Umbanda community
Past screenings Friday, November 17, 2017 Boston, MA 8:00 p.m. American Academy of Religion - AAR - annual conference, Religion & Ecology program Discussion with Candomblé scholar Iya/Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Harding and filmmaker Donna Roberts
Sunday, November 5, 2017 Gainesville, FL 12:00 p.m. brunch & screening followed by discussion with filmmaker via Skype organized by The Bailey Learning and Arts Collective (BLAAC) co-sponsored by UF Department of Latin American Studies
Friday, October 20, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA 7:00 p.m. Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens panel discussion with Dr. Sheriden M. Booker, social entrepreneur/priestess of Oba, and Dr. Anthony B. Mitchell, Prof. Penn State, Priest of Yemaya, and filmmaker Donna Roberts
Sunday, October 8, 2017 Baltimore, MD Baltimore International Black Film Festival Murphy Fine Arts Center, Morgan State University
Sunday, October 1, 2017 Montreal, Quebec Montreal International Black Film Festival Cinéma du Parc also Master Class: Meet the Filmmakers, with director Donna Roberts, September 30
September 16, 2017 Denver, Colorado Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company Theatre Panel discussion with Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Harding, Dr. Melanie Harris, Cleo Parker Robinson, Deanna Lowman and Donna Roberts
August 12, 2017Cachoeira, Bahia, Brazil 3:00 pm V Seminar on Afro-Brazilian Religion, Culture, Art and Health CALH- UFRB (Federal University of Bahia Recôncavo) Panel discussion with members of Bahian and Brazilian Candomblé communities, organized by Dr. Denize Ribeiro
August 4, 2017 Florianopolis, Brazil 10:30 a.m.13th Women's Worlds Congress / Fazendo Gênero 11 Auditório Reitoria, Reitoria I, Térreo, UFSC Campus Universitário Reitor João David Ferreira Lima
June 5, 2017 United Nations World Ocean Conference "Black Guardians of the Sea: The Eco-Theology of Our Waters" Caribbean Cultural Center-African Diaspora Institute
May 26, 2017 Brazil International Film Festival, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil WINNER - Best Documentary Prêmio - Melhor Documentario!
May 9, 2017 FOCUS BRASIL &Brazilian Film Festival of Miami Savor Cinema (formerly Cinema Paradiso), Ft. Lauderdale, FL Thanks to Mooka Entertainment for sponsoring our pre-screening reception and photo exhibit!
April 2017 - Earth Month - Oakland, CA "Goddesses of Nature / Deusas da Natureza" photography exhibit Holy Names University, Kennedy Arts Center Affiliated with screening at Oakland International Film Festival
April 5, 2017 - 15th Annual Oakland International Film Festival WINNER - Best "Roots" Documentary! Oakland, CA
February 2017 - Pan African Film Festival - Los Angeles with Q & A Friday, February 17, 1:00 p.m. & Saturday, February 18, 12:45 p.m. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and Cinemark See PAFF website: www.paff.org December - Canadian Diversity Film Festival - Toronto, Ontario Winner Best Foreign Documentary
December 18-22 - Festival Imagens dos Povos, Belo Horizonte, Brasil Cine Humberto Mauro
November 2016 - AFRIFF Africa International Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria
November 9, 2016 - Eastern Connecticut State University Screening and discussion with companion photography exhibit on display through December 8. Sponsored by Department of Art History and the Art Gallery October 27 - 6:30 p.m. JustFilms Series - Pittsburgh, PA Screening and panel featuring: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker with Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Harding and filmmaker Donna Roberts, moderated by Dr. Huberta Jackson-Lowman Companion photography exhibit Goddesses of Nature on display in Art Gallery, Chatham University.
Special thanks to lead sponsor: Eden Hall Foundation additional support by: Highmark Foundation, Sembene - The Film & Arts Festival, Hill House Association, JUSTfilms series sponsors: The Women's Institute at Chatham University, New Voices Pittsburgh, Women & Girls Foundation, Women's Law Project.
August 27- BronzeLens Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - International Competition Many thanks to these sponsors of our Atlanta screening: INK Paper and Gifts ( https://www.facebook.com/INKpaperandgifts ) Carolina C. McCabe; Dr. William T. Beverly
August 21 - African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) - Washington, D.C. 7:30 p.m. Closing Evening - Candomblé & Santeria, double feature with film, Oggun. George Washington University (GWU Marvin Center) 800 21st Street NW, DC 20052 www.nyadiff.org Thanks to these generous sponsors of our D.C. screening: Claudia Booker, CPM; Batala Washington; and Templo Guaracy das Tradições. Axé!
August 14, 2016 - A Irmandade da Boa Morte e suas Interfaces: IV Seminário de religiões afro-brasileiras, cultura, arte e saúde Cachoeira, Bahia, Brasil
August 5 - 2016 Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival - Winner Best Documentary! Little River, South Carolina with companion photography exhibit, Goddesses of Nature www.gullahgeechee.org
May 8, 2016- New York African Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York City Film featured during the Lincoln Center Film Society section of the New York African Film Festival, followed by panel discussion with filmmaker. Sold out!
April 16, 2016 - Festival Internacional Du Film Panafricain, Cannes International Pan African Film Festival of Cannes, France Film featured in Festival's Official Selection. April 9, 2016 - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA African & Diasporic Religious Studies Association (ADRSA) annual conference. Featured film presentation with filmmaker discussion.
April 2, 2016 - Association for the Study of Women & Mythology (ASWM) Film featured during closing plenary special event of annual conference in Boston, which also honored film's associate director/editor Donna Read for her decades of groundbreaking work. March 24, 2016 - Florida International University, Miami, FL Sponsored by African & African-American Studies Dept., co-sponsored by Oloshas United, with panel discussion including scholars from various FIU colleges/departments, including Babalowo Dr. Miguel Willie Ramos.
March 22, 2016 - Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL An Evening of Film & Photography on the occasion of World Water Day sponsored by the Lee County Alliance for the Arts & Lee County Black History Society, and panel discussion including Mayor Randy Henderson and others.
March 10, 2016 -CUNY, Bronx Community College, NYC Film showcased in special campus-wide event commemorating International Women’s Day, followed by panel discussion with filmmaker, activist & Candomblé priestess. Organized by Women's Psychology Professor Iya Gloria Rodriguez. February 28, 2016 -Caribbean Cultural Center - African Diaspora Institute, NYC Trade-itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium at CUNY, City College Center for the Arts. Film and panel discussion with Orisha/Candomblé leaders and filmmaker, featured on day two of conference. Iya Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Founder/Executive Director, CCC-ADI. 2015 October through February 16, 2016 - The British Library, London Featured film clip in special exhibit, West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song.
October 8-9, 2015 - Emory University, Atlanta, GA Debut private screening and associated activities showcasing the English version of film and companion photography exhibit, with panel discussion featuring invited Candomblé scholar & priestess Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Harding (University of Colorado), and Religion & African American Studies scholar Dr. Dianne Stewart (Emory University). Two days of diverse activities included a sustainable/fair food reception with Brazil Consul General Hermano Ribeiro. Sponsored by Candler School of Theology, lead organizer, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling Dr. Emmanuel Lartey with support of multiple Emory departments and faculty.
August 8 & 18, 2015 - Bahia, Brazil Debut private screenings of Portuguese version of film and photography exhibit, organized for the Candomblé communities of Cachoeira and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. World premiere and reception sponsored by Secretary of Culture, Municipality of Cachoeira, August 8 at Cine-Teatro Cachoeirano, in Cachoeira, Bahia; August 18 at Teatro SESI Rio Vermelho, Salvador, Bahia, co-sponsored by Teatro SESI.