6 x 1 hour for BBC, Epix (US) and CBC and sold in 150 territories globally by Fremantle. Winner of 3 Canadian Screen Awards.
This is the real story of 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World, led by Hollywood icon and human rights activist, Samuel L. Jackson.
Over 12 million Africans – men, women and children – were kidnapped and sold into slavery. At least 10% – 2 million people! – died en route to their new ‘homes’. It’s a story of brutality and inhumanity. It’s also a story of resistance, accomplishment and hope.
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 are just the starting point for stories of the ideology, economics and politics of slavery and of those who resisted and fought it.
Enslaved is a Canada/UK co-production between Cornelia Street and Toronto-based Associated Producers. Simcha Jacobovici directs, Sarah Sapper, Ric Esther Bienstock and Felix Golubev produce, with executive producers Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Jackson, Eli Selden, Rob Lee, Simcha Jacobovici, Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Yaron Niski.