- Tear Jerker: The real-life history surrounding Ibo/Igbo Landing, alluded to in the film: A shipload of imported Igbo people were sold and shipped off to an island plantation. The slaves rebelled and killed their captors, then drowned themselves in the surrounding creek, singing that the Water Spirit would take them home.
- Vindicated by History: While it made something of an impact when first released in 1991 (notably as the first widely distributed feature-length film to be directed by an African-American woman), the film fell off the map for the next two decades or so. Beyonce's 2016 visual album Lemonade (2016) (which took scenic and thematic cues from the film), coupled with a restoration and re-release in the same year, brought the film back into the spotlight and got it the attention it deserved.
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