REELBLACK Interviews ‘Sankofa’ Director Haile Gerima on Ownership and the 21st Century Plantation
In this exclusive clip, Mike D. of REELBLACK interviews Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima on Ownership and the 21st Century Plantation.
Halie Gerima arrived in the United States from his native Gondar, Ethiopia, to study acting and directing at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Illinois. He later transferred to the Theater Department at UCLA where he completed the Master’s Program in Film. Afterward, he relocated to Washington, DC, to teach at Howard University’s Department of Radio, Television, and Film where he has influenced young filmmakers for over twenty-five years.