The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN) will be showing a virtual FREE screening of “Enslaved – The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade” 4/10, 7:00 PM CT, which is the first of 6 - 1 hour television episodes 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 who’s from Chattanooga. 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. 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.
In their 26th year, the DWP was Co-Founded by Ken Stewart who is also a Director of the program. Ken is also over the only African American Youth Group of Licensed Divers, the TN Aquatic Project “TAP” in the United States of America. Mr. Stewart will be present at the screening along with Tristan Cannon, DWP Instructor and TSU Student and diver/cast member Kramer Wimbley.
“Enslaved” is produced by Cornelia Street Productions. Simcha Jacobovici, Director.
Register for the FREE Virtual screening of “Enslaved” here.