Pre-screening of the documentary "Slavery Routes"
The UNESCO’s Slave Route Project supports the documentary series "Slavery routes". Co-produced by ARTE France and supported by other national and international partners, the series traces the history of slave trade from the VIIth century on. A preview screening will take place on 9 April 2018 at the Forum des Images, in Paris, France.
The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy, that has been going on since the dawn of humanity, from the VIIth century on. This is the story of a world whose territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes.
This ambitious initiative, which has the participation of renowned historians, some of whom are members of the International Scientific Committees of the UNESCO’s Slave Route Project and the General History of Africa Project, meets the objectives of the Slave Route project. It is about acting together to transform the resistances against all forms of slavery in a source and an inspiration for future generations.
The series are Co-produced by ARTE, supported by other national and international partners. They will contribute to the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly under the theme "Recognition, Justice and Development ".