Monday, September 12, 2011

Slave Routes: A Global Vision

The film presents the diverse histories and heritages stemming from the global tragedy of the slave trade and slavery. Through the compilation of images, historical narration, and interviews with experts from all the continents, the film shows how African slaves and their descendants, in contrast to incorrect racial theories, helped shape the modern world. The film's main objective is to give a global vision of the different dimensions of this tragedy and raise crucial questions regarding its consequences in modern societies in order to come to terms with this collective memory

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This documentary is very important and should be widely seen. I saw the entire 57-min. DVD in a rare public showing in Chicago. It's very powerful and provides much needed information on a topic that people don't know enough about. It's unfortunate that the entire film isn't available online or through libraries.