Oscar Brown, Jr. John Outterbridge Ysaye Barnwell
Tom Feelings Babatunde Olatunji Katrina Browne
... Haile Gerima Riua Akinshegun ......Gil Noble
Dadisi Sanyika Chester Higgins Jr. ...S. Pearl Sharp
How do we heal from the residuals of The Middle Passage?
Cultural artists, along with historians and healers, look at present day behavior that is connected
to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The residual impact of this African Holocaust still reverberates in the world
today through psychological trauma, genetic memory, personal and community consciousness.
The artists use music, dolls, dance, altars, spoken word, visual art and ritual to create paths to
healing. A film by S. Pearl Sharp 90 min. 2004
| also featuring|
commentary by historian Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan (Dr. Ben), Goree
Island curator Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye,
health professionals Lola Kemp and
Dr. Olivia Cousins, Maafa Conference founder Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood
and the artistry of actress CCH Pounder, Brother Yusef the Bluesman, bassist
Nedra Wheeler, writer/singer Shonda Buchannan (Nyesha Khalfani), doll maker
Angela Briggs, visual artists Ra6 and Abbey Onikoyi.