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Movies with a Mission Atlanta
Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)
Movies with a Mission are free films about Africa and the African Diaspora that seek to inform and inspire dialogue during our Sunday Matinee at 3:00pm at the Ponce de Leon Library, 980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta. More info visit www.sankofaspirit.com.
Sunday, January 27, “Sankofa”
Sankofa, an Akan word meaning “One must return to the past in order to move forward”
Mona, a contemporary African American model is on a shoot at the infamous slave forts in Ghana, West Africa. Spirits lingering in the dungeons that were used to detain enslaved Africans over a century earlier possess her. She becomes Shola, “house slave” on a sugar plantation; she is in love with Shango, a rebellious field slave and she idolizes Nunu, her surrogate mother. Shola too, learns rebellion when the master advances on her one too many times. After her trials, Shola returns to the present as Mona, deeply aware of her African roots.
Educational Excursions Info Session Immediately Following Screening. Find out more 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