Sankofa

  • 1994
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Historical

By choosing to tell a relatively small story about slavery in the Americas, Ethiopian writer-director Haile Gerima is perhaps better able to evoke slavery's horrors than the makers of grand epics like television's "Roots." SANKOFA succeeds, on both a personal and a political level, because of the immediacy with which it conveys human suffering. In contemporary...read more

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