The House on Coco Road is 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's search for historical and emotional truth that will confirm his mother’s place in American history. With an original score by Meshell Ndegeocello, filmmaker Damani Baker (Still Bill) creates an intimate family portrait of nationalism, freedom and the dream of a more livable world.
"Damani Baker offers a moving personal and historical account of how he and his family were caught up in the 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada. The result is 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