The Last Angel of History


Do you know how long I have been trying to find this film?! And the only place where I can find it, sells it for almost $300!!!!

Directed by Ghana-born English director, John Akomfrah, the 1995 documentary, The Last Angel of History,explores the intersections between Black music, science fiction, and African Diasporic religion, spirituality and history. The “data thief” collects fragments of the past to crack a code to open the door to his future. It is similar to the West African word, Sankofa, which I have a tattoo of on my back.

“In keeping with the futuristic tenor of the film, the interviews are intercut with images of Pan-African life from different periods of history, jumping between time and space from the past to the future to the present, not unlike the mode of many rock videos or surfing the Internet.”

This film is perfect for someone like me, fusing together several of my interests and providing some of the basis for my blog.

Anyone want to go on an archeological dig with me on the internet to find a cheaper DVD of this film or to find where this film is showing?

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Welcome To My New Blog!


This is Aker, Ms. Futuristically Ancient and I am a Time Traveler!

My name Aker (pronounced Ah-Care) comes from an ancient Egyptian god represented by two lions facing opposite each other with the sun in between. He was know as the god of yesterday and tomorrow as well as the horizon. He also guarded the underworld through which the sun passed through creating the night and when it came out, day would come.

The reason why my blog focuses on putting culture into a historical context has to do with the god Aker, who relates to West African word Sankofa and the Greek god Janus. We did not come from nothing. The past, present and future are all connected and the past has had an influence on the way we are now. By learning the past, we can better situate ourselves within time and better handle our future.

I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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