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Haile Gerima

Highly acclaimed filmmaker and prominent leader in the L.A. Rebellion film motion. He was most widely known for 1993’s Sankofa about the African slave trade. His schooling at the College or university of California in 1970 released him towards the Los Angeles College of Dark Filmmakers to which such performers as Jamaa Fanaka, Ben Caldwell, and Larry Clark belonged. His 1985 documentary After Wintertime: Sterling Dark brown profiled the renowned dark poet Sterling Allen Dark brown. He and his wife, filmmaker Sirikiana Aina, founded the distribution business Mypheduh Movies Inc. in 1984. He and Charles Burnett, movie director of 1977’s Killer of Sheep, had been both members from the Los Angeles College of Dark Filmmakers.

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