Fri, Sep 24|
Sankofa the movie will be available on Netflix starting September 24th!
We are very proud to partner with Ava DuVernay and Array Releasing to re-master SANKOFA the movie and bring it to larger audiences. SANKOFA starts on Netflix for an extended run, September 24, 2021.
Time & Location
Sep 24, 2021, 12:00 AM
About The Event
"SANKOFA is not a film about slavery. It is a film about Black resistance."-Haile Gerima
SANKOFA follows Mona (Oyafunmike Ogunlano), a Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Cape Coast, Ghana. Through Mr. Gerima’s imaginative storytelling, she undergoes a journey back in time to a plantation in North America. There she becomes Shola, an enslaved African woman who labors in the master’s house and experiences the horrors of slavery firsthand. In becoming Shola, Mona recovers and confronts her ancestral identity and experience. While enduring monstrous trauma at the hands of white men who owned people for profit, Shola’s interactions with her fellow enslaved Africans are rich with humanity, respect and dignity for one another. Most notably, she connects with Shango (Mutabaruka), a rebellious African man who toils in the fields, and Nunu (Alexandra Duah), one of the few of the enslaved to remember her life in Africa before being stolen and terrorized by European traders.