Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora

Tens of millions of Africans were scattered throughout the world during the centuries of the notorious process of enslavement. The African Diasporan communities that resulted used knowledge and skills brought from Africa to contribute to the building of new societies. Torn from the world they knew, Africans and their descendants forged new identities and created new cultural forms that have enriched global civilization. They preserved ancestral worldviews to which they they adapted the cultures of others to create dynamic new fusions. This 30min documentary shares African technologies that developed the Americas, visits unsuspected African Diasporan societies in the Americas and beyond, and reveals cultural commonalities uniting African Diasporan communities in distant lands.

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Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Benin, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana


Sheila S Walker


Sheila S Walker

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People from the Global African Diaspora


Sheila S Walker

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Screening Room 1 - A601

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265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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