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My film revolves around activist Renée Neblett's interpretation of an Adinkra symbol “Sankofa,” which means remember. As a 2nd generation Indian-American immigrant, memory is one of the only links to the place my parents came from. My identity is defined by loss of memory of language, culture and ways of being. Because of this bitter association with memory, I felt re-energized to hear Renée Neblett describe it instead as a way to decolonize, to imagine a pre-colonial world and use it as a template for a post-colonial world, and as something we can access collectively.

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