A documentary that reflects upon the importance of learning black history in order to shape a better future for our young black citizens, starting with Chicago.
In 1915, Black History in the U.S schools started with Dr. Carter G. Woodson along with his Colleagues in Chicago.
Black Americans are 20% more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population.
Between 2010 through July 2020, Black homicide victims accounted for 4,374 of the city's murders.
Sankofa, a word in the Twi language of Ghana, means, “Go back and fetch it”.
Put simply, it is the practice of going into the past in order to learn from it and reclaim one’s essence. In this sixty-minute documentary, black history and the present-day black community will be explored and reflected upon, with the aim of inspiring and guiding the next generations of black people living in the city.
With Sankofa, the filmmakers want to start a dialogue with the black community about their future and the ways in which progress can be made. Black history is important for young children to learn from, as they may one day be essential in finding solutions for future generations. How important is it for everyone, especially black children to learn their history? Sankofa posits that by knowing their past, these children can open doors towards a better, safe future.