In 1619, an untold number of Africans were kidnapped from various villages by Europeans and held captive in West African dungeons until ultimately being loaded onto cargo ships destined for America in what was referred to as the Middle passage. This was the beginning of the Maafa or the African Holocaust, the greatest crime in human history.
2019, represents 400 years after the beginning of the Middle Passage bringing African captives to America.
I wanted to thank you for the documentary you filmed in Ghana of the homecoming.. I was so moved by the people experiences. At one point I needed a box of tissues...
I know now why you keep going back.
I was especially moved by the children. It will be an experience they will never forget.
I cried really hard just thinking about all the violence happening in this city. I am so sure they don't know how great they are..... Carolyn Johnson
Journey Through The Door Of No Return is a 90 minute film that connects the dots to Ghana where millions of Africans from all over the continent’s interior left through “THE DOOR OF NO RETURN”.
The film follows “a lost tribe” of 200 Americans of African descent, who travel to the motherland and reconnect with the spirits of Ancestors.
In the film you will experience an unforgettable tour of the slave dungeons, retracing the plight of our forefathers who were herded into the same dungeons hundreds of years ago.
In this stifling hot, darkened room, with just enough air to breath, the group endured the caged anxiety of captive Africans who were robbed of their freedom and, in dehumanizing agony, prepared to become the property of slave owners in a distant continent.
It exposes the raw emotions experienced by this group as they are exposed to the same gut-wrenching nightmare that their ancestors endured from this inhumane degradation. No one emerged from that room unchanged. It was a transformational experience for all.
Originally titled "Ghana, The Door Of No Return" it has received the first place award from the Capital City Black Film Festival, second place in the PhilaFilm Festival, selected for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival January 2014, Texas Black Film Festival in Dallas, and the African World Documentary Film Festival, which screened the film in various US cities and countries abroad.
The film is full of emotion, spiritual renewal, transformation that will bring viewers to tears and change not only how they view their own lives, but the lives of their fellow Americans of African descent. The program is an artful weave of information and entertainment, with interest for all ages, all people.
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