Directed by Haile Gerima
Ghana, Jamaica, USA, 1993 , 125 min.
Sunday Retrospective Series
CFAF’s Top 10 African Films
Sankofa in the West African Akan language means returning to your past, recovering what you’ve lost, and moving forward. A parable of African-American enslavement and resistance, the film tells the story of Mona, an African-American fashion model on a photo shoot at Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, who is transported back in time to a sugar cane plantation in the Americas where she becomes Shola, an enslaved African woman. She experiences firsthand the brutality of the slave system.
Sponsored by EAI Information Systems