American actor and film producer Samuel Leroy Jackson, best known as Samuel L. Jackson, has arrived in Ghana ahead of Enslaved documentary shoot.
Samuel L. Jackson who is currently in Ghana to shoot a documentary on slavery has already toured the capital city and is looking for explore some more.
The documentary, titled ‘Enslaved’ will be a six-part series which will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson.
NetbuzzAfrica.com gathers, the series, created by documentary outfit Associated, will chart the horror of slavery through underwater archaeology.
Producers are commencing on the production at a time that Ghana is celebrating the Year of Return. This year is exactly 400 years after the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia.
Journalist Simcha Jacobovici (The Naked Archaeologist) is in charge of the series which will retrace the harrowing sea voyage that brought millions of Africans, including Ghanaians, over hundreds of years, to a life of slavery.
The documentary and its host Jackson, who is a licensed diver, will go in search of the sunken slave ships that went down with their human cargo.
Prior to his arrival in Ghana, Samuel L. Jackson was spotted in Gabon where he met the King of Benga. Mr. Jackson believes he’s ancestors came from Gabon and the King is his ‘best friend”. While in Ghana, he is not only shooting his documentary but also using the opportunity to explore Ghana’s nightlife hotpots. Last night, he spent time at the +233 Jazz Bar & Grill in Accra where he gave a speech.
Samuel L. Jackson, 70, is a recipient of critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards.
He came to prominence in the early 1990s with films such as Goodfellas in 1990, Jungle Fever in 1991 and Patriot Games in 1992. Today he has a lot of movies under his production and have appeared in over 100 films.