April 10, 2021 / 7pm CST
THE LOST HISTORY OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
The International Black Film Festival presents the critically acclaimed docu-series "Enslaved" directed by Simcha Jacobovici, featuring and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Join us for the virtual FREE screening
Saturday, April 10, 2021 / 7:00 p.m. CST on www.ibffevents.com.
There will be a Q&A with Director and Cast immediately following screening
8:15 p.m. CST on Facebook Live.
diver & cast
diver & cast
Over 12 million Africans - men, women, and children - were kidnapped and sold into slavery.
At least 10% - 2 million people! - died en route. It’s a story of brutality and inhumanity. It’s also a story of resistance, accomplishment, and hope.
Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, is a 6x1 hour television series about 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World. The series is led by Hollywood icon and human rights activist, Samuel L. Jackson.
The series tracks the efforts of Diving with a Purpose (DWP), an offshoot of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers, as they put together a multi-racial group of men and women, to search for and locate six slave ships that went down with their human cargo. The divers are charismatic and articulate. These modern-day adventures serve as springboards to tell the stories of the ideology, economics and politics of slavery. The series also celebrates stories of resistance, the cultures left behind and the culture that we live in... a culture that, in many ways, was born in the bowels of those slave ships.
Enslaved is a Canada/UK co-production between Toronto-based Associated Producers and London-based Cornelia Street Productions. Simcha Jacobovici directs, Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Felix Golubev produce, with executive producers Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Jackson, Eli Selden, Rob Lee, Simcha Jacobovici, Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Yaron Niski.
Enslaved follows a group of divers, diving under the auspices of Diving With A Purpose (DWP). DWP is a community-focused nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of submerged heritage resources.
DWP’s coral program, DWP-CARES, addresses the issue of global climate change through coral out-planting, coral identification, surveying, monitoring and data collection. With the help of its partner at the Coral Restoration Foundation, DWP-CARES has farmed and out-planted several thousand fragments of coral in the Florida Keys and the Island of St. Croix.
DWP is also a leading international organization that provides education and training programs, mission leadership and project support services for submerged heritage preservation and conservation projects, with a focus on the African Diaspora. It provides education, training, certification and field experience to adults and youth in the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation.
A special focus of DWP is the protection, documentation and interpretation of slave trade shipwrecks.
DWP is a collaborating organization with the US based National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS).