Soul on Ice

Series: Portland Black Film Festival

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival.

This new documentary examines the virtually unknown contributions of black athletes in ice hockey. For decades, hockey was seen as a homogeneous sport - exciting to watch but played by one kind of player. SOUL ON ICE presents the exploits of athletes who dared to stand out, and dared to make the sport their own. At the heart of the story is Jaden Lindo, a young man chasing after his lifelong dream to play in the NHL. The film follows Jaden in the most important year of his hockey life, mirroring the journey that many other black athletes have faced to make it to the NHL.

The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Damon Kwame Mason
86 minutes