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Documentaries

Les routes de l'esclavage

A dramatic four-part investigation into one of the greatest crimes against humanity involving Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. A story that raises one fundamental question: how did Africa find itself at the heart of the slave routes?

Episodes

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1620 - 1789: From sugar to rebellion

17th century. The Atlantic has become the battleground of the sugar war. French, English, Dutch and Spanish fight for the Caribbean to grow sugar cane. To satisfy their dreams of fortune, the European kingdoms open new slave routes between Africa and the New World.

Directed by: Daniel Cattier, Juan Gélas, Fanny Glissant (France/Belgium/Portugal, 2018)
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4
1789 - 1888: Slavery's new frontiers

The abolitionist movement has gained ground in London, Paris and Washington. After the revolt in Saint-Domingue, Great Britain abolishes its trans-Atlantic slave trade. But in the midst of its industrial revolution, Europe needs slaves, turning a blind eye to new forms of exploitation emerging in Brazil and the United States.

Directed by: Daniel Cattier, Juan Gélas, Fanny Glissant (France/Belgium/Portugal, 2018)