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Black History Month Film Screening

Join us for a film screening in recognition of Black History Month. Film: Sankofa (Tentative film choice)


Powerful, moving and highly acclaimed, director Haile Gerima’s Sankofa is a masterpiece of cinema that has had a transformative impact on audiences since its release in 1993.  This empowering film tells a story of slavery and of the African Diaspora from the perspective of the enslaved, challenging the romanticizing of slavery prevalent in American culture.


Sankofa was developed from 20 years of research into the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the experiences of African slaves in the New World.  The film represents complex characters and empowering moments of resilience that assert humanity in the face of subjugation.  Unlike Hollywood’s depiction of slavery, Gerima presents the often suppressed history of slave resistance and rebellion and represents the enslaved as agents of their own liberation.

—Allyson Nadia Field

Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm
This is a past event.

University Center, Room 303

Event Type

Diversity and Inclusiveness


Student Services, MOSAIC Office

Target Audience


Event Contact

Jesse Perez

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