Akwantu: the Journey
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(May 29, 2013)
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They are considered by many to be the New world's first successful freedom fighters. Akwantu: the Journey tells the story of the legendary Maroons of Jamaica and their gallant fight for freedom.
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I was a curious child, and would often wonder off into the hills. I was fascinated by the John Crow Mountains and the Blue Mountains that surrounded the village of Skibo. "Do not go up to that hill. That is the sacred Maroon ground," they would say.
Fast forward to October 26, 2013. I sat in the auditorium at Medgar Evers College and watched Akwantu:the Journey. This film is about my Maroon ancestors. I cannot count the number of times that my body trembled as the spiritual connection ran through my body like an electrical charge. An epiphany, an awakening, an evening that I will forever cherish. Meeting the producer, Roy T. Anderson and his wife, Mrs. Alison G. Anderson, felt like a family reunion.
You do not have to be a Maroon to appreciate and connect with this film. The battles with the British and how it influenced other freedom fighters all over the world underscore the struggles against injustice. The preservation of the culture, the altruism of the Maroons, and the historically low crime rate in the Maroon towns will resonate with people all over the world.