Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
 Schedule of Upcoming Events
All events are at Sankofa Video, Books &Cafe unless otherwise noted
2714 Georgia Ave, NW Wash DC 20001 202-234-4755  www(dot)sankofa(dot)com

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

Books, DVD's & more about people of African Descent
Healthy Food and Great company -
What more could you ask for, all in one location!

"Fresh Off the Menu" film series
Sankofa's first film series
that highlights filmmakers on the Sankofa's Caf� Menu
4:00pm the first Sunday of the month

July 6, 2014 @ 4pm


$7 admission
Cafe specials with admission: 
$2 beer, $3 wine and smoothies,
discounts on select menu items. 


A Film by 

Spike Lee   

"Crooklyn" tells the story of the Carmichael family living in Brooklyn, New York during the summer of 1973. Woody, a hopeful jazz musician and Carolyn, a rigorous schoolteacher, struggle to raise their five children in Bed-Stuy. Inspired by Lee's own childhood, the film focuses on the experiences of the Carmichael's only daughter named Troy who experiences the in's and out's of what it's like to grow up in a family comprised of four brothers living in New York. 


Spike Lee was born in 1957 and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Film "found him" during the summer of 1977 after his sophomore year at Morehouse College when he acquired a super 8mm camera from his friend and began filming everyday life in New York. After returning to Morehouse in the fall Lee knew from there on what he wanted to be, a filmmaker. Once he completed his undergraduate studies he continued his educational studies and received a Master in Fine Arts in Film from NYU. Lee's first feature length film to hit the big screen came in 1986 with
She's Gotta Have it and the rest is history. Spike Lee is know for confronting social issues through his films and has produced countless thought provoking that have inspired a whole new generation of fearless filmmakers.


Background:  Ever wonder about the names on the Cafe menu? 
  In 2007, with the encouragement of the owners of the Bookstore Tensae opened Sankofa Cafe, and  In keeping with the tradition of filmmaking that is infused in this institution, he featured Black filmmakers in the Cafe menu.  Seven years later after it's opening, Sankofa celebrates  the contribution of these filmmakers to the great cannon of African world cinema, past and present with  "Fresh Off the Menu" Film Series,  renewing the esteemed placement of these filmmakers in it's establishment.
Meet author Diane Reeder, discussing and signing her book,
What the Word Be: Black English 

Sankofa Cafe is the latest place for great jazz...

Micah de Robinson
July 8 | 8-10 pm
Come gather for a musical evening @ Sankofa Cafe. Sounds at Sankofa will feature different local jazz musicians.

Upcoming Performances

Taylor Lee July 10 
10- Taylar lee
15- Victor Provost
17- JS Williams
24- Brent Birkhead

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2714 Georgia Ave, NW 
Washington DC 20001

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Hidden Colors Volume 3
Hidden Colors 3 is directed by New York Times best selling author and film producer Tariq Nasheed.

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules Of Racism is the third installment of the critically acclaimed documentary series Hidden Colors 1 and 2. This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity,and the rules,laws,and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system. Hidden Colors 3 features commentary from a diverse group of scholars,authors,and entertainment icons,which includes actor/rapper David Banner (The Butler), comedian Paul Mooney (The Chapelle Show),New York Times Best selling author Tariq Nasheed, Civil Rights activist/comedian Dick Gregory,Hip-Hop legend Nas,and many more.
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Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world.
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Sankofa has indoor and outdoor space for meetings and events available for rent.

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Book Club Special 

Sankofa offers a 10% discount to book clubs placing an order of 5 or more titles. If your book club would like us to provide books please give us a call. 

Beads By Aree
Beads Byaree is an innovative hand crafted jewelry line. All Beads Byaree pieces are created out of the whimsy of designer Areeayl Goodwin's imagination.
Available In Store Only
Retailers and Institutions

Universities and other exhibitors:  ALL 
films distributed by Mypheduh Films (Sankofa, TEZA, ADWA, Through the Door of No Return, Bush Mama, and Ashes and Embers) are available to purchase for institutional use and group screenings.  Retailers also contact us for wholesale rates.

Call 202.234.4577 for details or email us at