In the presence of Daniel Cattier.
Film 3 — 1620 -1789: From sugar to rebellion
Film 4 — 1789-1888: The New Frontiers of Slavery
This new series presents a global view of the history of the slave trade from the 7th Century to XIX Century.
For more than 1,200 years, Africa was the epicentre of a gigantic trade in human beings that stretched across the globe.
Nubians, Peuls, Mandinkas, Songhais, Sosos, Akans, Yoruba, Ibos, Kongos, Yao, Somalis… In all, more than 20 million Africans were deported, sold and reduced to slavery. A criminal system that brought riches and laid the foundations of the world's biggest empires. The scale of this slave trade is such that for a long… time it was impossible to explain its mechanisms. Yet its history raises one fundamental question: How did Africa find itself at the heart of the slave routes?
• LANGUAGE: English
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Daniel Cattier moderated by Dorrie Wilson. As part of Black Europeans and People of African Descent (PAD) Week.
Main partners: European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup, European Network Against Racism (ENAR), Each One Teach One (EOTO)