THEME: Emerging

FRIDAY  |  3 - 5 PM

Documentary | 2018 | 27 min. 53 sec.
Official Selection
Suggested Rating | PG-13
Country | United States
Language | English
Producers | Deanna Starr, Madiah Gant, Sarah Harris
Director | Princess Garrett
Writers | Sarah Harris, Clif Porter
Cast | Godsway Anderson, Marcquis Graham, Chiji Akoma, Amari Johnson, Eric Owusu Ansah, Wanluv the Kubolor
[46th Student Academy Awards | Gold Medal for Documentary • San Francisco Black Film Festival • San Antonio Black International Film Festival • Black Film Festival Atlanta! • The Black Gatsby • Spotlight Documentary Film Awards • Black Film Festival of New Orleans • Denton Black Film Festival • San Diego Black Film Festival • Dividing Lines Symposium • Toronto Black Film Festival • LA Black Film Festival • Philly Film Showcase • Media Film Festival • Global University Film Awards • 
This documentary is about the loss of identity and its systemic impact on black males. By exploring the complexities of mental slavery, Sankofa calls its audience to free themselves from the system in which they were born.
Eligible for Specialty Award:
  • Woman to Watch
  • Best Student Film | Collegiate


Reigning from the city of brotherly love, Princess Garrett is a recent graduate with degrees in Communication and Global Interdisciplinary Studies from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Film and television has always been something that Princess has been passionate about, but the representation of women in the media is one that fascinates her the most. Through experiences like making this documentary in Ghana, Princess hopes she can learn how to change the misconceptions and stereotypes that exist within society through film. As the director of the film, Princess hopes to use her abilities and experiences to help make this film as impactful and amazing as possible.


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