Through the Door of No Return (1997)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In a personal quest, filmmaker Shirikiana Aina made this documentary capturing her efforts to learn more about her father, who died when she was a child. A Michigan man descended from slaves, he was labeled a radical by the FBI. Aina traveled to Ghana, documenting an oral history of slavery in Elmina, a port where Africans were warehoused before shipping to the New World. She also filmed African-Americans who have established a colony in Ghana, choosing to raise their families there. Shown at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival.