Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave opened the eyes and hearts for many regarding the injustices of the past. Today, it is the turn of “The Book of Negroes” which will be screened in Cannes on the 13th October during the MIPCOM 2014 edition.
The six part mini-series based on award-winning novel ” The Book of Negroes” from Lawrence Hill published also under the name of ” Someone Knows My Name” details the story of Aminata Diallo – African woman kidnapped from her native land who is forced to find a way to survive the horrors of her new life. Inspiring, courageous and heroic. The events are not based on a true story, but that doesn’t make the book less compelling.
The book which appeared in 2007 was sold in over 1 million copies and won a handful of awards such as “Writers” Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best book of 2007.
Book Presentation[vimeo 18533290]
The mini-series is expected to air on CBC-TV in 2015.
Cuba Gooding Jrm Lou Gossett Jr. and lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (The Help) are scheduled to attend the MIPCOM 2014 World Premiere Screening of the epic mini-series adaptation of The Book of Negroes, produced by Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment, Entertainment One Television (eOne) and Idlewild Films. ( CBA )
Watch the trailer which was released earlier this year: