The House on Coco Road
DIRECTOR: DAMANI BAKER
For this special sneak preview there will be an introduction and Q&A with Damani Baker.
Set amidst the Grenada Revolution, The House on Coco Road follows one family’s flight from racial tensions in 1980’s Oakland, California, only to find themselves settled directly in the path of a U.S. military invasion. First-hand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of utopic dreams, resistance and civil unrest with music composed by Grammy award nominated luminary, Meshell Ndegeocello.
Damani Baker is a Brooklyn-based director and filmmaker, and a professor at Sarah Lawrence College in the filmmaking, screenwriting and media arts program. Baker's first feature documentary, Still Bill, opened theatrically to critical acclaim in 2009 and was followed by the award-winning film Return. Baker is a Sundance Fellow and alum of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces in Independent Film".
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