True Story of Life in Africa and Enslavement Told from the Perspective of Boy with a Phone
Tune in for the premiere of “Equiano. Stories” exclusively on Instagram. Award-winning film studio Stelo Stories and the DuSable Museum of African American History. Followers of @Equiano.Stories will meet 11-year-old Equiano and watch his story unfold as he posts about 400 individual stories, totaling 80 minutes of content, over the first 48 hours of the film’s release. Just like today’s Instagram influencers, Equiano will share moments of his day — from a carefree boy in his village with his loving family and rich culture to the fear and confusion of being kidnapped, up to the harrowing experience of life aboard a slave ship.
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 15 (Today) WHERE: Releasing across 500 Instagram stories over 72 hours.
MORE: Stelo Stories partnered with the DuSable Museum of African American History, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, to bring Equiano’s story to life. DuSable also contributed deeper educational content to the film and has created a museum exhibit that takes visitors into Equiano’s village to experience the culture of West Africa, featuring pieces from its own permanent African collection previously unseen by the public.
“Our collaboration with Stelo Stories on ‘Equiano. Stories’ is important because it gives us a platform to remind the world that slavery is not our origin story as Black people,” said Perri Irmer, President and CEO, of the DuSable Museum of African American History. “Equiano’s story speaks most eloquently and in a way that we believe will create a paradigm shift in how our history is presented, consumed, and understood.
This is exactly what the world needs right now: the truth, the whole truth, historically accurate and beautifully portrayed.” Learn more at https://stelostories.com/.