FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE UNTOLD JUST FINISHED PRODUCTION.
Celebrate Juneteenth with a onetime screening of the award-winning documentary “Sankofa Chicago”
and fundraiser for the sequel at Columbia College Chicago on June 16 (5-9pm).
Chicago, IL The educational docuseries, Sankofa Chicago: The Untold, aims at educating people about
the history and culture of black people. The series tells the story of ancestors and how they moved to
the USA. Sankofa Chicago is a docuseries that consists of three parts. The first part has already been
completed, while the production of the second part is just ending.
The fundraising event will consist of a screening of the first documentary of the sequel and the winner of
Best Educational film at the Cannes World Film Festival in 2021. A panel discussion will follow, featuring
Kevin Ross of the TwoGuard Group as the moderator and Nana Yaw Kaakyire Marfo from Omama TV as
the MC. There will be performances by the jazz band Congo Square Ensemble, Adwada dancer Bridgitte
AduDapaah and DJ Ray Rush.
View the Trailer for the film at: https://tinyurl.com/392t89vx
The production team of Sankofa Chicago aims to reach $10,000 to bear the expenses and keep on
making educational docuseries to educate the younger generation. The fundraiser event will be at 754 S
Wabash, 5th floor.
Tickets can be purchased from the website Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/yckuda9w
Fractured Atlas: https://tinyurl.com/4nace9xr
Media Kit: https://tinyurl.com/5y5286v3
In addition to that, online donations can also be made for Sankofa Chicago.
Vanessa Wright, the Director and Producer of Sankofa Chicago, said: “This documentary will enable
students and young people to learn about their history, cultural values, and identity to ensure that our
cultural values and stories are passed down from one generation to another. By revisiting history and
learning about our roots, we will be able to build a community where every member has a sense of
Sankofa Chicago is sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special
Events (DCASE) and Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
About Sankofa Chicago
Sankofa Chicago is a three-part docuseries discussing the importance of black history education for all,
irrespective of race, for shaping a better future for the youth. The series also addresses common
problems affecting the Black community in America and worldwide.
Person Name: Vanessa Wright, Director/Producer
Company: Tellers Untold Production
Email: [email protected]