In the presence of Daniel Cattier and Annabella Nezri (producer).
The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much more ancient tragedy, one played out since the dawn of humanity.
From the 7th century, and for more than 1,200 years, Africa was the epicentre of a gigantic trade in human beings that stretched across the globe.
Nubians, Peuls, Mandinkas, Songhais, Sosos, Akans, Yoruba, Ibos, Kongos, Yao, Somalis... In all, more than 20 million Africans were deported, sold and reduced to slavery. A criminal system that brought riches and laid the foundations of the world's biggest empires. The scale of this slave trade is such that for a long time it was impossible to explain its mechanisms. Yet its history raises one fundamental question: How did Africa find itself at the heart of the slave routes?
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