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Project of the Day: Sci-Fi Narrative and a Documentary about Memory in ‘Sankofa’

Project of the Day: Sci-Fi Narrative and a Documentary about Memory in 'Sankofa'

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Tweetable Logline:
a sci-fi narrative wrapped around a documentary about memory that explores ideas about how the past determines our present moment. Spomeniks
Elevator Pitch:
Earth is uninhabited by man. Most died, few left for Titan, a moon of Saturn. With them they took the remnants of humanity, what was left of it anyway. But there was an accident, the ships were damaged, and the remnants lost. They arrived on Titan without their history and soon began to lose their memory.

Sankofa is a film about the woman they asked to find it.

Shot with retro in-camera techniques, stop motion, time-lapse photography and hd footage, Sankofa will have a truly unique and original look. It features never-before-seen footage of the ex-Yugoslavian monuments called Spomeniks.


Production Team:

Director: Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher
Writer: Eli Wentzel-Fisher
Cast: Allie Hankins
Production Design: Yugodrom

About the Production:
“In early 2011 I saw a photography book by Jan Kempenaers that featured strange looking sculptures in the former Yugoslavia. These sculptures turned out to be monuments (called Spomeniks) commissioned by Josip Broz Tito in the 60’s and 70’s. I took the trip to Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia to find these concrete masses armed with a self made map and a rental car. The Spomeniks appear to be from a distant future, a forgotten past, or an alien planet and this inspired me to make a film about them in the context of ‘memories.'” — Natan Moss
Current Status:
In production
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