Samuel L. Jackson

BBC Two acquires documentary Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Simcha Jacobovici, Afua Hirsch, Samuel L. Jackson and (Credit: BBC)

Enslaved will tell the story of the millions of enslaved Africans who were ripped from their homes and shipped against their will to the Americas by Western European slave traders.

During these 400 years, over 12 million people were sold into slavery and taken onto slave ships, which saw them packed like sardines and suffering inhumane conditions for weeks, leading to two million dying en-route at sea.