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Sankofa (1993)

125 min | Drama

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...See moreA 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 See less
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May 28, 1993 (United States)

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Kofi Ghanaba
Sankofa Sankofa   See fewer
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Mutabaruka
Shango Shango   See fewer
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Afemo Omilami
Noble Ali Noble Ali   See fewer
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Reggie Carter
Father Raphael Father Raphael   See fewer
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Mzuri
Lucy Lucy   See fewer
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Stanley Michelson
Mr. Lafayette Mr. Lafayette   See fewer
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John A. Mason
Big Boy Big Boy   See fewer
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Louise Reid
Esther Esther   See fewer
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Roger Doctor
Nathan Nathan   See fewer
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Chrispan Rigby
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Maxwell Parris
Baby Ngozi Baby Ngozi   See fewer
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Hossana Ghanaba
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6.9 / 10 | 522 votes