AKWANTU THE JOURNEY The Maroons
Jamaica’s untouched African History
Akwantu The Journey (2012), PG 13, 90 min.
Written By: Roy T Anderson
Directed By: Roy T Anderson
Nowhere else in the New World had Africans attained such a degree of autonomy coming almost sixty years before the Haitian Revolution (1791), and almost one hundred years before the abolition of the slave trade (1834) in the former British colonies.
Akwantu The Journey chronicles the Africans transported to Jamaica freeing themselves from enslavement and strategically relocated themselves into the hardest parts of the island for enslavers to reach. They became known as the Maroons of Jamaica.
Like Alex Haley’s ancestrial biography, Toy T Anderson traces the steps of his ancestors who amongst them would’ve experienced facing down the mighty British Empire led by such brave warriors as Cudjoe and Nanny.
Akwantu is the first known film of its kind to bring to light the significance of such great warriors to the big screen.
A must watch for your Black Cinema weekend.
Please share amongst your friends
Doors open @ 6pm, you mix n mingle and then movie starts at 7pm.
Date: Sunday 21st October 2012
Venue: T.Chances, 399 High Road, Tottenham, London,N17 6QN
Nearest Tubes Stn: Seven Sisters, or Tottenham Hale
Buses: 123,149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, and W4.