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The Other Story of the Forgotten Slaves

1 x 50'

The Other Story of the Forgotten Slaves

Synopsis

Slavery and the slave trade was a common thing for a long time. The Atlantic slave trade lasted three centuries and affected 11 millions of people. Now, what we forget today, and what has often been erased from collective memory, is that that trade was preceded and followed by another less known trade: the Oriental slave trade, perpetrated by Arab Muslims. This documentary tells the story of the oriental slave trade. It breaks clich├ęs and goes far beyond generally accepted ideas. Another reality is even less known, and probably more of a taboo, especially in the African world: the inter-African slave trade. Between past and present, this documentary tells the other story of the slave trades, with a view to being clear and educational. With them, from the corridors of the UNESCO to the schools of Dakar or Paris, we will try to understand why the world finds it so difficult to accept these other slave trades, and how the memory of slavery is being defined today.

Format
16:9 - SD
Category
Social/Human Stories
Original Language
French
Country of Origin
France
Year of Production
2008
Tag Words
Documentaries - History - Slavery - Society

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