Sankofa Week Kicks Off on Monday, February 21
Sankofa Week at Columbia College Chicago runs February 21 through 25. Organized by Ted Hardin, associate professor in Cinema and Television Arts, Sankofa Week screens Haile Gerima’s film “Sankofa” and offers sessions on the African diaspora, memory, and divergence from Hollywood. Registration is free, and there will be both live and virtual sessions. Sankofa Week is part of the nationwide rollout of the restored version of “Sankofa” from 1993 — Ava DuVernay’s company ARRAY restored the film and re-launched it via Netflix and through the event series “28 Days of Sankofa” held throughout this month. Panelists include Columbia faculty from the schools of Media Arts, Fine and Performing Arts, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, including Robert Hanserd, Jennifer Sadler, Karla Fuller, Zoran Samardzija, Patrick Friel, Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, as well as Chicago documentary filmmaker Rachel Gadson, Chicago film critic E-Man, and Troy Pryor from Creative Cypher.
To learn more and register, visit the Events Calendar.