[PAST EVENT] "Sankofa" (1993) Film Screening & Discussion

February 17, 2022
7pm - 9:30pm
Tucker Hall, 137A (Tucker Theatre)
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Sankofa (film) poster

"Sankofa" is a legendary 1993 independent film by Ethiopian American director, Haile Gerima, who describes his work as "a resistance film" amplifying Black resistance to enslavement as a resource for resistance to continuing oppression.

To celebrate Sankofa's approaching 30th anniversary, Ava DuVernay's Array Releasing has restored the film and created an accompanying learning resource: https://www.sankofa101.org/

Brief introduction and post-film discussion with Muscarelle Artist in Residence, Steve Prince, Swem Oral Historian, Andre Taylor, and W&M History PhD, Mark Guerci. Steve hosted a screening of "Sankofa" when it was first released and was inspired and influenced by it. Andre and Mark are contributors to the learning resource.


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