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..
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.