Les routes de l'esclavage

A dramatic four-part investigation into one of the greatest crimes against humanity involving Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. A story that raises one fundamental question: how did Africa find itself at the heart of the slave routes?


1375 - 1620: For all the gold in the world

End of the Middle Ages. Europe opens to the world, discovering that it lies at the edge of an area responsible for producing most of the planet's wealth: Africa. Portuguese navigators return from the Dark Continent with thousands of captives and set up the first colonies entirely populated by slaves.

Directed by: Daniel Cattier, Juan Gélas, Fanny Glissant (France/Belgium/Portugal, 2018)