When everyone was frothing and gushing over Tarantino's stupid "Django Unchained", Steve McQueen's embarrassing "12 Years..", etc. -- all anyone had to do was implore folks to revisit "Sankofa." This was, for the record, also the most successful independent film in 1993 as Gerima 4-Walled and self-screened the movie himself in D.C. since no distributor would touch it! A passionate movie about America's horror..
The crack of the whip mimics the camera, no? Gerima nails sound in every flick of his I have scene, but multiple scenes/images in the film seem to be married to each other: water, as amniotic fluid, both in Mona/Shola in the beginning, the death of Nu-nu, scenes of running paired with flight. Mona’s return to her past presents the Black American with unresolved and ubiquitous generational trauma. Mad Luhv!
Something something bad movie. Something something don't watch it. In all seriousness symbolism is fun, just not when it's too easy to grasp. Add to this a flat out bad plot and horrible acting and you get an unwatchable movie.