Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
We fell in love with the sensuous feature doc about indigo, the time-honoured blue dye that connects cultures and people across the globe. This gorgeously shot doc draws you deep into the impressive history of indigo while reinforcing its undisputed symbolic and spiritual function in almost all of our lives, whether we realize it or not. The film also answers a question you probably never thought to ask: why are our jeans blue? Today, as the film shows, indigo is part of an ambitious cultural project, as communities aim to revive its function as a significant element of social economy. Anyone who owns denim needs to see this beautiful example of just how extraordinarily meaningful colour is to human civilization.
Screening on Wednesday, October 17th, The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, 8 p.m.
Watch the trailer here.
Director: Mary Lance
Producer: Patricia McFate, Mary Lance
Writer: Ben Diatz
Run time: 79 minutes