The United Nations Department of Global Communications organized a film screening - at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4 October 2022 - of the second episode of the six-part series "Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade". The episode, entitled "Rationalization", follows the journey of enslaved Africans and was shot on location in Ghana, Spain and the United Kingdom. It examines how the brutal 400-year transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans was justified at the time and how the ideology of racism started.
Opening remarks were delivered by Maher Nasser, Director of the Department of Global Communications' Outreach Division, and Kamil Olufowobi, CEO of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD). A post-screening discussion with award-winning writer Afua Hirsch was moderated by Maher Nasser.
This event was organized by the United Nations Outreach Programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery, in the context of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), and in collaboration with MIPAD.