World-acclaimed American film actor, Samuel Leroy Jackson, popularly known as Samuel L. Jackson, is currently in Ghana to shoot a documentary on slavery.
The documentary, ‘Enslaved’, will be a six-part series which will be hosted by the actor whose films have made the highest total gross revenue.
However, Samuel L. Jackson’s focus has not stayed solely on his documentary series.
The actor has visited many parts of the country including Ghana’s biggest marketplaces, harbours among other places of interest which include the famous Cape Coast and Elmina castles, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders during the slave epoch.
He took an interest in the activities of women and children in the market. In one of his Instagram posts, he also focused on mothers carrying their babies at the back while they went about doing their shopping.
His caption read, “The ride or die babies & the women handling their biz like always! The dancing babies & the tambourine playing nana were da best!! #homecoming #Ghana #enslaveddocumentary.”
In one post, he asked his family back home in America whether they would want a made in Ghana sandal.
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The series, created by documentary outfit Associated, will chart the horror of slavery through underwater archaeology.
Producers are commencing on the production at a time that Ghana is celebrating the Year of Return. This year is exactly 400 years after the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia.
Journalist, Simcha Jacobovici (The Naked Archaeologist) is in charge of the series which will retrace the harrowing sea voyage that brought millions of Africans, including Ghanaians, over hundreds of years, to a life of slavery.
The documentary and its host Jackson, who is a licensed diver, will go in search of the sunken slave ships that went down with their human cargo.