About Us

Founded by Karen Toering and Jackie Moscou, former Artistic

Jackie Moscou and Karen Toering

Director of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Sankofa Film Society continues Moscou and Toering’s advocacy of independent films by people of color and women filmmakers. Sankofa Film Society believes that those most impacted are the best caretakers of their own stories.

Sankofa Film Society is also the Seattle home for films from ARRAY, the independent distribution company founded by Ava DuVernay. The Columbia City Ark Lodge Cinema is home for Sankofa Film Society.

Look here first for provocative indie film and discussion, opportunities for membership, travel and a wide variety of ways to connect in community with melanin-rich films.