Sankofa


This African movie takes a close-up look at the slave trade to the USA several hundred years ago. Our heroine is a modern-day fashion model, who is swept back into the past by a magician. There, she is a humble house servant on an American plantation, and we get to experience the horrors of slavery through her eyes. The film also examines the role of Christianity in the slave trade.


124 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Nudity, Sex) .
Drama


Credits

Cast
Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah, Nick Medley, Mutabaruka
Director
Haile Gerima
ScreenplayHaile Gerima
MusicDavid J. White
CinematographyAugustin Cubano
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1993
Produced byChannel Four Films, Diproci, Ghana National Commission on Culture, Mypheduh Films, Negod-Gwad Productions, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
10
The Cape Times
Sankofa
10
Die Burger
Riana Jenkins
15

What the People say

Internet
64 Netizens
11

Average .. 58%

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