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.
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..