Sankofa

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While Mona (Ogunlano), a black American fashion model, cavorts for a (white) photographer during a shoot at a fortress town on the Ghanaian coast, an old drummer, Sankofa (Ghanaba), warns that her actions are sacrilegious to the now- forgotten sufferings of what was once a slaving post, and orders her to return to the past. Miraculously, she is transported back through time to become Shola, house slave on an American sugar plantation, where she is repeatedly abused by her master and where she witnesses the different resistance strategies of her lover Shango and her African-born friend Nunu, who has a power verging on the magical. While there's no doubting the sincerity of writer/director Gerima's film, one can't help sensing more than a little déjà vu in his account of the manifest evils of slavery.
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Release details

UK release:

1993

Duration:

125 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Haile Gerima

Cast:

Nick Medley, Kofi Ghanaba, Alexandra Duah, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Mutabaruka

Music:

David J White

Cinematography:

Augustin Cubano

Screenwriter:

Haile Gerima

Producer:

Haile Gerima

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rana lee

I have seen this movie in four Africana studies classes and it is the most powerful film i have seen in years.

rana lee

I have seen this movie in four Africana studies classes and it is the most powerful film i have seen in years.