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Sankofa

 
 
Sat, May 4, 2019
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Directed by Haile Gerima | 1993

With Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah

This blistering, elaborately stylized parable from LA Rebellion leader Haile Gerima (Bush Mama) is a beautiful and disturbing Afrocentric interrogation of the past through a contemporary lens. While on a photo shoot in Ghana, an African-American model who has lost touch with her roots is transported back in time to a sugar plantation in the antebellum South, where she experiences the horrors of slavery and discovers the power of revolt.

Sankofa 35mm collection print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive

 
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