Sankofa

Film Synopsis:
An African American model is transported back in time to discover her roots. Haile Gerima, an Ethiopian filmmaker and member of the LA Rebellion film movement, explores the politics of diaspora from the perspective of the enslaved in this landmark 1993 film

Content Warning: violence, brutality, nudity, racial slur, sensitive subject, PG 18+


Free Screening

LOCATION: To be updated closer to the date.

The screening will be followed by a community discussion facilitated by Professor James Hodapp

James Hodapp is an Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University in Qatar in the Liberal Arts Program where his primary focus is African and postcolonial literature and visual cultures.  His work on literature, cinema, comic arts, television, and podcasts from Africa have appeared in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, TheJournal of Postcolonial Writing, African Literature Today,  ARIEL, Research in African Literatures, and English in Africa, among others. He is also the editor of the collections Afropolitan Literature as World Literature and Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature from Bloomsbury academic publishing.