Zajota & the Boogie Spirit (1989) Chenzira uses the techniques of mixed media and animation to trace the history of colonialism, the trans-Atlantic slavery, and the resilient spirit of Africans, the enslaved and formerly enslaved. She documents how Zajota (Afro-descended people) endured a system of violence and terror in the Americas following their kidnapping in slave ships and subsequent dehumanization. In Zajota and the Boogie Spirit, Chenzira calls audiences to consider how the spirit of the ancestors (Boogie Spirit) continues to awaken and inspire to consciousness and action subsequent Black generations through culture — particularly the drum and dance. The film’s beautiful, haunting and multi layered music was composed and performed by Mino Cinelu.