New Orleans will host screenings of a new documentary film, “Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles” on February 25th and 26th. The film honors the celebrated captive African, Kunta Kinteh, who gained worldwide recognition in the 1977 ABC television series “Roots”.
The insightful documentary has the support of many prominent African Americans, including writer, director and actor Tyler Perry, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, and many other entertainment, civic and spiritual leaders. The film is also being widely supported by academia with planned tour stops at influential institutions including Harvard University, Morehouse College, Wayne State University, Northeastern University and St. Augustine High School in New Orleans.
“I felt the heart and emotion of our rich history in this brilliantly made and powerful documentary, Kunta Kinteh Island, “I am very proud of my long time friend and composer for recognizing the importance of retelling this story to this generation. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”