Check out the teaser for Nnamdi Kanaga's 'They Chose The Sea'

The film centers on the story of the Igbo landing mass suicide of 1803 and is produced by Isreal McKinney Scott and Jennings Barmore.

Nnamdi Kanaga [kickstarter]

US-based filmmaker, Nnamdi Kanaga has debuted a teaser for his forthcoming film 'They Chose The Sea'.

The historical drama/thriller will follow the tragic story of the Igbo landing mass suicide in 1803 and the new teaser features a thrilling scene of a young man running into the wild till he stumbles on shackled slaves. Kanaga delivers an impressive monologue in Igbo.

According to Kanaga, the film will celebrate the bravery of the Igbo people while highlighting the great strength of the people who "chose the protection of their god and death over the alternative of life and slavery in a foreign land."

"This project is not a counter against the horrendous and cataclysmic effects of slavery upon black people in America (still going on till this very day), but a very conscious effort to showcase the strength and power of our ancestors as opposed to the predominant narrative of suffering and oppression often associated with films about slavery," Kanaga added. A fundraising call was recently announced by the director for the new project.

Watch the teaser:

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