Enslaved

About the Show

ENSLAVED is a six-part documentary series that sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World, led by Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Based on a DNA test identifying his ancestral tribe, the series traces Jackson’s personal journey from the U.S. to Gabon for his induction into the Benga tribe, with rare and unprecedented access to secret ceremonies and local customs.

Using new diving technology – such as advanced 3D mapping and ground-penetrating radar – to locate and examine sunken slave ships on three continents, the series reveals an entirely new perspective on the history of the transatlantic slave trade. The series also tracks the efforts of Diving With a Purpose (DWP),  a collaborating organization with The National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), as they search for and locate six slave ships that sank, drowning the enslaved humans aboard. Featuring the most dives ever made on sunken slave ships, Enslaved also chronicles the first positive identification of a“Freedom Ship,” an American schooner that ferried African American runaways to Canada.

Each episode follows three separate story lines: the quest for a sunken slave ship, a personal journey by Samuel L. Jackson and a historical investigation led by investigative journalists Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch.

ENSLAVED also celebrates stories of resistance, accomplishment and hope; the cultures left behind and the culture that we live in presently…a culture that, in many ways, was born in the bowels of those sunken slave ships.

ENSLAVED is a Canada/UK co-production between Toronto-based Associated Producers and London-based Cornelia Street Productions produced in association with CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, and documentary Channel in Canada. Simcha Jacobovici serves as series director. Enslaved is executive produced by Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Eli Selden, Rob Lee, Simcha Jacobovici, Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Yaron Niski, and produced by Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Felix Golubev. Produced in association with Anonymous Content, along with UppiTV, Samuel and LaTanya Jackson’s television production company. Produced with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Canada Media Fund with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.

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Program Name

Enslaved

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Unscripted

Schedule

Premiered Sunday, October 18, 2020

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Press Releases

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2020 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SERIES

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2020 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SERIES

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2020 slate of new and returning original programming, spanning 1300 new hours and 24 series that showcase distinct perspectives and voices Canadian audiences won’t find anywhere else. Read More »

CBC TO PREMIERE DOCUSERIES ENSLAVED IN OCTOBER

CBC TO PREMIERE DOCUSERIES ENSLAVED IN OCTOBER

CBC today announced that six-part docuseries ENSLAVED will premiere on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service on Sunday, October 18 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), and on documentary Channel the day before, Saturday, October 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Read More »

Program Name

Enslaved

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Unscripted

Schedule

Premiered Sunday, October 18, 2020

Bios

No related Bios.