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FROM THE BACK ROW with Executive Producer Laura Schenck

This month offers a special opportunity for fans of our Maine Public Film Series.

Sparking a Revolution from Within - a virtual event happening on April 11 at 8pm (see information below) is the outgrowth of a new partnership we have with Black Public Media, Maine Film Center and Portland's own Indigo Arts Alliance. This will be part of Indigo Art's April Indigo Picks! And it's a chance to take your viewing experience of the film Revolution From Afar (see broadcast times above) to the next level. Panelists, including filmmaker Bently Brown, engage each other and the audience in the many important issues the film confronts. To sign up for the event be sure to click here.

Join us April 11, 4 p.m. PT/ 8p.m. ET for a community conversation about the new film, Revolution from Afar. The feature documentary tells the story of Sudanese-American poets and musicians (whose families left Sudan for the U.S. decades ago) who gather in major American cities to perform in support of the revolution that has followed the 2019 fall of Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir. Program partners, Black Public Media, Maine Film Center, Maine Public Television, and Indigo Arts Alliance are excited to host this virtual panel discussion, featuring director Bentley Brown, and members of the local Sundanese community, as we engage questions of identity, art, activism, and work of individual and communal efficacy.