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The Middle Passage (2000)

Passage du milieu (original title)
A realistic look at the horrors of the slave trade, told entirely through the voice of a dead African slave whose spirit haunts the ocean route.

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A realistic look at the horrors of the slave trade, told entirely through the voice of a dead African slave whose spirit haunts the ocean route.

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One Fantastic Film
24 October 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This really is one fantastic film. Emotionally gripping, Fatalistic as well deeply moving. This film shows the TRUE events on board of any slave ship. I bought this film today by accident at a flea market in Bellmore. I wasn't sure exactly what it would be like. I read the back, saw Djmon Honsu's name and thought that it would be more of a factual documentary. Boy was I wrong. Factual, I believe, but it really shows the hell that it must have been like. Being a black woman I am especially grateful for a piece like this one. Not falsely dramatic like Roots, it was nothing less than an emotional trip. This film is OUR Schindler's List.


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