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The United Nations Department of Global Communications is screening the six-part series, Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade presented by Samuel L. Jackson, Afua Hirsch and Simcha Jacobovici, during 2021.

A panel discussion of Episode 1. Cultures Left Behind will take place online on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 (1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT). Invited speakers include Simcha Jacobovici, Enslaved Series Director; Afua Hirsch, Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker; and Kramer Wimberley, "Diving With a Purpose".

Episode 1. Cultures Left Behind launches the epic story of the transatlantic slave trade, as told from the ocean floor. 

Award-winning actor and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson goes on a personal journey. He has traced his DNA to the Benga of Gabon. In this episode, he goes to meet the Benga - his ancestral kin - for the first time. They treat him like a long lost son who has made his way back home. Jackson turns his personal odyssey into a monumental effort to educate about the transatlantic slave trade. To this end, he recruits divers from “Diving With a Purpose” to go in search of sunken slave ships. This episode intercuts Samuel Jackson’s attempt to retrieve his past and the dive team’s search for a slave ship that went down off the Florida coast. This episode is shot on location in Gabon, Ghana and Florida.  

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  • Runtime
    52 minutes
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  • Director
    Simcha Jacobovici
  • Cast
    Afua Hirsch, Samuel L. Jackson, Simcha Jacobovici