Documentary, History / TV-Series (2020)
Activist Samuel L. Jackson, Enslaved sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World. Based on a DNA test identifying his ancestral tribe, the series traces Jackson’s personal journey from the US to Gabon for his induction into the Benga tribe, with rare and unprecedented access to secret ceremonies and local customs.
Using new diving technology to locate and examine sunken slave ships on three continents, the series reveals an entirely new perspective on the history of the transatlantic slave trade. Enslaved also tracks the efforts of DWP, a collaborating organization with NABS, as they search for and locate six slave ships that sank drowning the enslaved humans aboard. Featuring the most dives ever made on sunken slave ships, Enslaved also chronicles the first positive identification of a “Freedom Ship,” an American schooner that ferried African American runaways to Canada.
Each episode follows three separate story lines: the quest for a sunken slave ship, a personal journey by Samuel L. Jackson and a historical investigation led by investigative journalists Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch.
NABS: The National Association of Black Scuba Divers
DWP: Diving With a Purpose
Directors: George Amponsah, Ric Esther Bienstock, Tim Wolochatiuk, Simcha Jacobovici
Stars: Afua Hirsch, Samuel L. Jackson, Simcha Jacobovici, Kinga Philipps, Rachel Sophia-Anthony, Alannah Vellacott, Joshua Williams, Kramer Wimberley
|Afua Hirsch||→||Self 6 episodes, 2020|
|Samuel L. Jackson||→||Self 6 episodes, 2020|
|Simcha Jacobovici||→||Self 6 episodes, 2020|
|Kinga Philipps||→||Self – Diver 6 episodes, 2020|
|Rachel Sophia-Anthony||→||Slave on board Ship 6 episodes, 2020|
|Alannah Vellacott||→||Self – Diver 6 episodes, 2020|
|Joshua Williams||→||Self – Diver 6 episodes, 2020|
|Kramer Wimberley||→||Self – Diver 6 episodes, 2020|
|Joshua Plummer||→||Red Coat / … 2 episodes, 2020|
|Jes Gislason||→||First mate / … 1 episode, 2020|
|Mark Gooden||→||Slave 1 episode, 2020|
|David Kerr||→||Judge Sloane 1 episode, 2020|
|Jason Lines||→||Juror / … 1 episode|