Sankofa (1993)

A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and psychic horrors of chattel slavery, and eventually the redemptive power of community and rebellion as she becomes a member of a freedom-seeking Maroon colony.

Director: Haile Gerima.
Stars: Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah, Nick Medley, Mutabaruka, Afemo Omilami, Reggie Carter, Mzuri, Jimmy Lee Savage, Hasinatu Camara, Jim Faircloth, Stanley Michelson, John A. Mason, Louise Reid, Roger Doctor.

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6 Comments

  1. Gabrielle
    October 24, 2018
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    Thank you! Very much looking forward to seeing this.

  2. Michael
    December 4, 2018
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    this underrated film should have the recognition it deserves. lots of magical scenes. Thanks

  3. Muata
    February 20, 2019
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    Thank you! I been searching for the film online, I first saw the film in 1995 during a African Maafa Conference. Great movie about the great the great suffering of Africans in the diasopora.

  4. Kenya
    March 3, 2019
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    Thank you for posting. This movie is one of my favorites, I have been on the hunt for this for a while now.

  5. Maxine
    March 22, 2019
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    Thank you for sharing this thought provoking deep yet enlighten Film.

  6. April 3, 2019
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    This movie is awesome It show me a lot about our ancestors what they went through in slavery give thanks for this movie I learnt a lot

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