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Episode 1 launches the epic story of the transatlantic slave trade, as told from the ocean floor. Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson goes on a personal journey. He has traced his DNA to the Benga tribe of Gabon. In this episode, he goes to meet the tribe of his ancestors for the first time. They treat him like a long lost son who has made his way back home and initiate him into the tribe. But Jackson goes one step further – he turns his personal odyssey into a monumental effort to educate the planet about the transatlantic slave trade.


To this end, he recruits divers from “Diving With a Purpose” (DWP) 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. In the process, viewers are exposed to the cultural legacy of Africa. This episode is shot on location in Gabon, Ghana and Florida.

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  • Runtime
    60 min
  • Director
    Simcha Jacobovici
  • Executive Producer
    Samuel L. Jackson