Sankofa: A Haile Gerima Film
Product DescriptionSANKOFA, an Akan word meaning, "One must return to the past in order to move forward"
Written, Directed, Edited, Produced by haile Gerima
Mona, a contemporary African American model is on a shoot at the infamous slave forts in Ghana, West Africa. Spirits lingering in the dungeons that were used to detain enslaved Africans over a century earlier, possess her. She becomes Shola, "house slave" on a sugar plantation, she is in love with Shango, a rebellious field slave and she idolizes Nunu, her surrogate mother. Shola too, learns rebellion when the master advances on her one too many times.