Saturday JHC 4pm
This documentary is about the loss of identity and its systemic impact on black males. By exploring the complexities of mental slavery, Sankofa calls it’s audience to free themselves from the system in which they were born.
Reigning from the city of brotherly love, Princess Garrett is a recent graduate with degrees in Communication and Global Interdisciplinary Studies from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Film and television has always been something that Princess has been passionate about, but the representation of women in the media is one that fascinates her the most. Through experiences like making this documentary in Ghana, Princess hopes she can learn how to change the misconceptions and stereotypes that exist within society through film. As the director of the film, Princess hopes to use her abilities and experiences to help make this film as impactful and amazing as possible.
Sankofa calls our attention to the loss of identity between the black man in America and his ancestry back to Africa. It was important that we told this story because it is one that is rarely told, and it explains a lot of the issues the black man must deal with present day being a modern day slave in the system. This story is meant to educate and uplift our black men that are often treated as less than human in society. We hope this film can shed a light not only on our dark past, but our rich origins. We were more than slaves and it important that we show the side of history that is almost never taught. We hope to one day break the chains that mentally enslave our black men and in turn hope to see a brighter future.