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A Struggle for Freedom: Our African Heritage, commemorates the slave prisoners whose hardships on the island stretched over two centuries — from the days of Eva, Catharina and Maria in the mid-1650s to the mid-1830s.

Their origins are often indicated in the name whereas others were named after the month they arrived or the master they served. The majority of Cape slaves (41 150 in total) came from Africa and Madagascar — initially from Angola and the Guinea coast, later from East and Central Africa (Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Congo). In addition, there were 17 315 slaves from India and 13 545 from the Indonesian islands.
The exhibition features photos of Robben Island and other Unesco World Heritage sites in Africa and Brazil that are historically entwined with slavery. The triangular slave trade between Europe, Africa and the Americas has created striking similarities across the continents. For instance, the colourful architecture of the Brazilian city Salvador de Bahia bears an uncanny resemblance to the Bo Kaap, Cape Town’s Malay quarter.

Camera operators: Irvine Clements and Wilhelm G Rabie
Editor: Wilhelm G Rabie ( Procure multimedia )

Procure studios is a film and editing company located in cape town south africa.. we specialize in all multi media and filming operations

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