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The House on Coco Road

  • Grand Lake Theatre 3200 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)

One of the most highly anticipated films and one of the biggest hits at the recent LA Film Festival was THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD an intimate portrait of Fannie Haughton, an activist and teacher who moves her children from Oakland, California to participate in the Grenada Revolution – only to find her family in harms way of a U.S. military invasion.

This film is her son, Damani Baker's search for historical and emotional truth that will confirm his mother's place in American history. With an original music score by Meshell Ndegeocello, Baker crafts a complex exploration of freedom and the women who dream of a more sustainable and livable world. 

"The House on Coco a fascinating and under-reported chapter in the never-ending struggle for justice on behalf of Black men and women worldwide, as well as a scalding appraisal of Reagan-era racial attitudes at home and abroad." Los Angeles Times

"Among the most hotly anticipated films in the documentary section is "The House on Coco Road", an intimate family portrait set against the racial violence that accompanied President Ronald Reagan's war on drugs in the 1980s." London Daily Mail

"Crafted passionately, "The House on Coco Road, is a stunning mixture of intimate family portrait...and tribute to the women who fight for freedom, equality and justice on a daily basis." LA Film Festival'16 Review

"The Bay Area was well represented at the recent Los Angeles Film Festival! Notable was the documentary "The House on Coco Road" which traces the political and social activism of Oakland's Fannie Haughton." San Francisco Chronicle

"Films like "The Birth of a Nation" and "The House on Coco Road" have a healing effect by helping African-Americans reclaim their roots. Audiences can discover the truth about African-American history." TruthDig

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