Ethiopian Films News

4K Restoration of Haile Gerima’s ‘Sankofa’ Is on Netflix

sankofa-coming-to-netflix-in-september-2021-1280x720.jpgNetflix will become the streaming home to a 4K restoration of the 1993 Ethiopian-produced drama, Sankofa. Multiple regions of Netflix will carry the movie from September 24th, 2021.

First released in 1993, the film went on to score numerous awards and come to be one of the most influential movies from the region. Now, it’ll be getting a 4K restoration and released under the ARRAY banner.


The movie tells the story of a Black American fashion model named Mona appearing in a photo shoot at Cape Coast in Ghana. She’s transported back in time however and experiences slavery through the eyes of Shola. Through this experience “Mona recovers and confronts her ancestral identity and experience.”

The movie starred Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, and Alexandra Duah.( / Kasey Moore)