SANKOFA w/ Renown Filmmaker, Haile Gerima - S.A., TX - 1/19/2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sankofa, a Ghanaian, West African word which means “remembering our past to protect our future,” is a movie about a fashion model on a photo shoot on the sacred grounds of Ghana's Cape Coast fortress. Disconnected with her history, she gets thrust back to experience life as a servant on a sugarcane plantation. She emerges back from her time-travel with a new consciousness. Sankofa features Jamaican dub poet/musician Mutabaruka and a host of raw talent. This independent film on slavery and redemption, took writer/director, Haile Gerima 20-years to make from its inception. It turned out to become a film movement that educated audiences on an alternative view of servitude. Sankofa remains timeless and relevant today. (Not Rated | 1995 | 125 min)
Haile Gerima is an alternative voice to Hollywood formula filmmaking, and an inspiration to movie aficionados world-wide. A tenured professor at Howard University, and prominent member of UCLA’s acclaimed L.A. Rebellion Film Movement of the 70’s; he is an empowering voice on social activism in cinema.
*This DREAM WEEK 2017 event marks the S.A. premiere of the classic hit indie film, SANKOFA. Filmmaker, HAILE GERIMA will speak and engage in an audience Q&A session post screening. AN EVENING OF CINEMA ENGAGEMENT and ART
*From 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on January 19, 2017 -- COSA/MLK Commission hosts an Art Reception Honoring the Installation of the 30th Year MLK Pictorial Exhibition. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC in the art gallery of the Carver Community Cultural Center.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, However, parents can use their own discretion, the film is NR (Not Rated). The recommended age is 8+ -or- middle-school and above. There are a few graphic scenes of historical facts depicted, however this is a time to teach and discuss the images and story with youth to educate them on an aspect of history that school history books tend to underrate. When Sankofa was first released in select theaters and cities, it was endorsed by schools, and screened by young students, followed by Q&A sessions as a part of a history lesson. The interaction and educational exchange was very effective. Even more so when the filmmaker was present to participate. Veteran filmmaker, Haile Gerima's appearance in San Antonio is therefore a rare and special treat!
What can I bring into the event?
An open mind, questions for the Q&A post screening discussion with the filmmaker, and a willingness to view a depiction of servitude that was well researched, written and created by a passionate filmmaker. Sankofa gives audiences a well-rounded view of a slice-of-history that humanizes enslaved Africans forcefully brought to the New World and labeled as 'slaves.' The story portrays a myriad of mortal emotions and needs; to resist, love, live and survive under oppressive circumstances.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions about the film SANKOFA, the filmmaker, Haile Gerima, or are interested in booking him for speaking engagement contact Ada at (202)505-3144 | firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS. For ticket sales, we encourage you to purchase tickets directly at the Carver Community Cultural Center Box office (no x-tra fees), -or- on-line at www.thecarver.org via TicketMaster. ($20 advance - $25 door day-of-event. x-tra fees apply)
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When & Where
Nommo Speaker's Bureau * The Carver Community Cultural Center * and * Culture Works Enterprises
The Carver Community Cultural Center is an historical center in San Antonio that celebrates the diverse cultures of our world with a special emphasis on African and African-American heritage.
Nommo Speaker’s Bureau is a woman-owned booking agency owned by S.A. native, Ada M. Babineaux. Nommo represents multi-cultural speakers, creatives and inspiring thought leaders, as well as producing special cultural events.
Cultural Works Enterprises is an arts consulting and advocacy firm founded by local entrepreneur Diane Green, who works with non-profit entities and specializes in the preservation, perpetuation and programming of ethnic cultural programming and visual arts.