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Sankofa (1993)

 |  Drama  |  28 May 1993 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kofi Ghanaba ...
Sankofa
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Mona
Alexandra Duah ...
Nunu
Nick Medley ...
Joe
Mutabaruka ...
Shango
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Noble Ali
Reggie Carter ...
Father Raphael
Mzuri ...
Lucy
Jimmy Lee Savage ...
Mussa
Hasinatu Camara ...
Jumma
Jim Faircloth ...
James
Stanley Michelson ...
Mr. Lafayette
John A. Mason ...
Big Boy
Louise Reid ...
Esther
Roger Doctor ...
Nathan
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A self-absorbed 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. Written by L. J. Allen-2

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28 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Санкофа  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,691,899 (USA)
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When no company would distribute his film, director Haile Gerima went on a roadshow tour from city to city, screening the film personally. It grossed around $3 million. See more »

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Referenced in 500 Years Later (2005) See more »

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This move is Beautiful!!
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I heard of this movie was in College. I then purchased myself a copy. This movie is Amazing, Probably the truest, realest movie regarding Slavery. It told of the horrors and abuse African people who were brought to this country endured.. I believe this is a must see for everyone regardless of races..The strength alone of the people, to deal with what they faced and to still rise above that is absolutely Incredible. It is a shame that this movie got no recognition in the US . I guess it would cause people to deal with the reality of the horrific brutality human beings faced during this darkest era in American History.


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