Current Productions

Africatown USA Documentary

We are currently working on several projects.

We have just completed our production; “Africatown USA” Documentary.

For our first project:  Our community building and educational programs. We will begin screenings within our communities, schools, and college campus’ during 2019-2020, commemorating the 400th anniversary of slavery that began in 1619.  

We will also, begin introducing our educational program, teaching the Africatown curriculum, theatrical program and introduce our children's book for our school aged children. The theatrical program will branch out to the schools throughout the United States within the next three years.

For our third project, we are in the pre-production phase (development and screenwriting), for our featured-film; "working title film" and will begin production by Mid-November 2019.


producer's note

WHY SHOULD THIS STORY BE TOLD?

Africatown USA is a unique story of great historical significance. It's not just an African-American story, but it’s also an American story that is mandatory to be told and documented on film. This film tells the story of what is believed to be America’s last slave voyage. The film narrates the voyage of this enslaved cargo and the mysterious lost ship, Clotilda. The backstory is tragic and heartbreaking, and it is fully told on film for the first time.

IS THIS STORY RELEVENT TO TODAY?

Yes, the goal of the film is to raise the consciousness of the intended audience, as well as to entertain, provoke thought, promote discussion and inspire individuals alike with an understanding about our shared history. 

Marine archaeologists and researchers from search, Inc. have confirmed the location of the schooner Clotilda-the last known ship to bring enslaved Africans from Benin, West Africa into the Mobile Bay. The search team discovered the schooner in a remote area of Alabama's Mobile River.


Children's Picture book

coming soon!

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Kossula
Memories of Africa

     This is an amazing story based on Kossula’s memories of his long-ago life in his beloved Africa.

     Through his resilience, he not only survived the horrific Middle Passage on the last known slave ship, the Clotilda, but slavery, the American Civil War, the Reconstruction of Alabama, and the Jim Crow period.

     After the Emancipation Proclamation, Kossula and the newly freed Africans tried, but failed to return to their beloved homeland, Africa. The group reunited from various plantations, alongside American-born, formerly enslaved men, women, and children. The Africans bought land and formed their own self-sufficient world in this unique cultural section of Mobile, Alabama, now known as Africatown.

     The Founders appointed tribal leaders and governed Africatown according to customary African laws, spoke their own regional language, kept their own customs, used African irrigation and gardening techniques from Africa, and built their own social structures. Always proud of their African roots, they passed their African memories and rich culture to their generation.

     With the Illustrations of the African clothing, landscape, and animals, this book will take young readers on an exciting journey. They will learn various facts about the young boy, Kossula, and West Africa. This story will give them a better understanding and appreciation of our African history while embracing our rich African heritage.

     This book will be an essential addition to your library and to your family’s book collection, and it is certain to inspire our children for years to come.


Now available on 

Africatown USA can be viewed on the HallMills Network on Roku 

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