• Director

    Haile Gerima

  • With

    Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah, Nick Medley

  • UK-USA-Ghana-Burkina Faso-Ethiopia-Germany 1993. 125min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    15

  • English subtitles

On a photography shoot in modern Ghana, Mona (Ogunlano), an African-American fashion model, is transported into the body of an enslaved woman on a Louisiana sugar plantation in the early 19th century. A striking tale of resistance and rebellion, Sankofa is the best-known film by director and scholar Haile Gerima, whose work on how to decolonise the gaze has influenced a generation of filmmakers.

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