Sankofa

”Sankofa” av Haile Gerima räknas som en modern filmklassiker.

sankofa-movie-poster-1993

”A 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.” Filminformation

Såhär skrev New York Times då den först visades i Harlem 1993.

Regissör, Haile Gerima kommer ursprungligen från Etiopien men är sedan länge bosatt i USA.