Exploring My African Roots

Duration: 12:41-minutes

Production Year: 2017

Synopsis

What’s in a name?  What’s in a place?

Demontray Lockhart always knew his disconnection with the USA, his birthhome, was more than just a passing phase. With a wanderer’s streak, his experiences teaching in South Korea and Thailand told him one truth : He did not know who he truly was. But that’s about to change.

This is the story of a man’s journey to discover his identity, his name and his culture. From dark dungeons to slave-cleansing waters, Demontray takes us on a journey to Africa where it all began. In Ghana, West Africa, where the horrors of slavery evolves into Demontray’s need for understanding, belonging and finally, peace.

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behind the scenes with Jayso

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Distribution

Demontray’s youtube channel has over 20 thousand views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQl0w5KiXZA&t=23s

You can also read about his journey on https://www.africa.com/exploring-african-roots-homecoming-journey-ghana/

Client

Demontray Lockhart: Is a researcher and an English instructor in Saudi Arabia. He is interested in how racism and ideology are portrayed in media. Demontray Is currently working on a book about his self-liberation transition from being Black American to an African America.

“The journey and experience had not only been incredible but self-liberating for I had become more conscious of my identity”.

To know about  Demontray’s journey, connect with him on facebook page https://web.facebook.com/demontray.lockhart

“I hope that my story encourages Africans of the Diaspora to take pride in their African identity”.

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