Adanggaman (2001)

In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

There are ... images that are shocking and disturbing.

Prairie Miller

Reaches through time and space across the planet with enormous tenderness and devotion, to 'all Africans who suffered the iron collars and chains of slavery. And their children who bear the scars.' The two continents have never seemed quite so intertwined

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Its subject matter couldn't be more topical.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Uneven but undeniably powerful.

Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

History is handled respectfully, acknowledging what happened and giving victims an honest and predominantly objective voice on one of the most degrading pages in the book of humankind.

Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

The scenes of Africans marching in chains and stocks, monitored by other Africans, are a shock and linger in your mind for days afterward.

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

A somewhat exciting new film from the Ivory Coast that breaks the lame American cinematic slavery mold.

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