Sankofa

TitleSankofa
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsGerima, Haile
Running Time125 min
Date ReleasedMay 28 1993
DistributorMypheduh Films
CountryUnited States
MediumFilm
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

Director Haile Gerima connects the past to the present in his internationally-acclaimed, sci-fi exploration of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. After high-fashion photo shoot, a black American model wakes up on a southern plantation nearly two hundred years in the past. Her experiences as an enslaved woman show her search for liberation, community, and connecting to one's roots to cope with her new reality.

Cast

Kofi Ghanaba

Oyafunmike Ogunlano

Alexandra Duah

Credits

Directed and written by Haile Gerima

Genre

Drama

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