Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson brought a sprinkle of stardust when he recently visited the History Of Diving Museum with film director Simcha Jacobovici and producer Ric Esither Bienstock.
The visit was part of a project to make a six-part documentary about two slave ships that were found in Florida waters.
The ships are the Guerrero, which lies in pieces between Biscayne National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and the Henrietta Marie which lies 35 miles (56 kilometers) off Key West.
The documentary film is titled: “Enslaved: The Slave Trade as Told From the Ocean Floor,” and will be narrated by Jackson, who is also a certified scuba diver and has acted in roles that involve diving. Each episode will cover the journey undertaken by African slaves and the horrors they faced on their journey to America. The film aims to take a more in-depth look at the maritime aspect of slavery.