The Middle Passage
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The Middle Passage
The ugly realities of the slave trade and the horrible toll it took upon the Africans who fell into its trap are explored in this drama. Filmed largely without dialogue, Passage Du Milieu follows a vessel filled with captured men, women, and children being shipped from Senegal to America. While the ship is designed to hold 300 slaves, many more are stuffed into the hold and the captives begin to succumb to sickness, neglect, and disease, with some simply tossed to the sharks to make more room. Starvation, brutality, and rape are common occurrences on the ship, and the handful of slaves strong… More