No flies and no Europeans! This isn’t about either, nor class exploitation. Does our inability to articulate the kaboom of brilliant filmmaking have some origin in linking verbs? Oracular storytelling, evident in directors born of the Black diaspora, doesn’t need chain links, that necklace can be broken. As a new viewer, I struggled to string a ‘plot’ together. Ingenious stories implicate viewers even before birth.
"That sense of impossibility pervades every frame of Harvest 3000 Years. It has a particular kind of urgency which few pictures possess. This is the story of an entire people, and its collective longing for justice and good faith. An epic, not in scale but in emotional and political scope." —Martin Scorsese
"Harvest: 3000 Years" is not just by far the greatest African film I have yet seen, but also another stellar masterpiece of world cinema that won't make it into the annals of film history since it was made in an underdeveloped third world country. It's our loss that we tend to ignore their artistic output, and a missed opportunity to get a better understanding of a whole culture which our "civilization" devastated.