Movies with a Mission are free films about Africa and the African Diaspora that seek to inform and inspire dialogue. Screenings take place at the Martin Luther King Library, 901 G St. N.W. Washington, DC 20001. RSVP REQUIRED at www.sankofaspirit.com
Sunday, October 27, “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela”
In the wake of his stepfather’s death, Thomas Allen Harris embarks on a journey of reconciliation with the man who raised him as a son but whom he could never call “father.” As part of the first wave black South African exiles, Harris’s stepfather, B. Pule Leinaeng, and his eleven comrades left their home in Bloemfontein in 1960. They told the world about the brutality of the apartheid system and raised support for the fledgling African National Congress and its leader, Nelson Mandela. Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela tells an intimate story of family and home against the backdrop of a global movement for freedom.
Bonus screening "Grass Roots: The Enduring Art of the Lowcountry Basket" from 2:30-3:00pm during priority seating.
American's oldest African-inspired art is the subject of this exciting new film-a visual feast that captures the skill, artistry, and history embodied in the tradition of coiled grass basketry. We follow basket makers of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, as they harvest materials, create their baskets, and talk about the meaning of their work. From field to market this half-hour documentary explores the current state of the art and its prospects for the future.
Exodus to Ghana Excursion Info Session Immediately Following Screening find out more at www.myculturalcompass.com
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SankofaSpirit is a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to providing cultural and educational programs and services that focus on Africa and the African Diaspora.
Through its program and services, SankofaSpirit encourages people of African descent to reclaim their glorious past, rekindle their inner spirit and reconnect with their great legacy.