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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Prince Among Slaves: Documentary About Slave Experience

On Monday, February 4th, 2008 at 10 PM [check local listings], Unity Productions Foundation will present on PBS "Prince Among Slaves," a one hour film on the inspiring story of an African Prince who endured forty years of slavery without ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom.Winner of the Best Documentary award at the 2007 American Black Film Festival, this true story was directed by Emmy Award winner Bill Duke and narrated by Hip Hop artist Mos Def.

1788. The slave ship Africa set sail from the Gambia River, its hold laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo-- hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains—headed for American shores. Eight months later, a handful of survivors found themselves for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. On the slave auction block, one of them, a 26-years-old male named Abdul Rahman Ibrahima is an African Prince. [Hat Tip: Mutter Evans]
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