Town Hall Theater presents

Yemanja:Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil

Narrated by Alice Walker

Free Admission

Suggested Donation $5 at the door

Ancient knowledge. Timeless values. A story of the Candomblé culture in Bahia, Brazil.

Yemanja is a 52 minute documentary exploring ethics, social justice, racism, ecological sustainability and true power found in community and faith, via the stories of extraordinary elder female leaders of the Afro-indigenous Candombie spiritual tradition in Bahia, Brazil.

In metropolitan Salvador, the Americas’ largest slave port during the trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery’s brutal history was transformed into a vibrant religio-cultural tradition in Brazil, the world’s largest Catholic country. Candomblé is a brilliant example of resilience, profound dedication to one’s heritage and the forces of nature that sustain us all. In the face of tremendous planetary and humanitarian crises, these ancient wisdoms offer inspiration for our shared global concerns.

A Project Zula Production 2016
Produced and Directed by Donna Carole Roberts
Associate Director/Editor – Donna Read | Photographer – Gerald Lee Hoffman

Director/producer of the film, Donna Carole Roberts will lead a panel discussion and Q&A following the film.

Admission is free; suggested donation of $5 at the door.


Town Hall Theater

68 South Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil

Free Admission

Suggested donation at the door.

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