The Guerrero Project

 

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Documentary

 

In 1827 the pirate Spanish slave ship Guerrero sank off the Florida coast while being pursued by a British warship. Through rough weather, cannon fire and deception began a three-year saga involving 561 captive Africans and five nations. Now as expeditions compete to locate the ship’s remains, The Guerrero Project dives headfirst into this lost piece of history and explores why anyone wants to find this ship and what implications it has on us today.

 

For almost two centuries the engaging stories of those aboard the Guerrero were lost in a few obscure historical pages — until now. This feature-length documentary fuses history with high-seas adventure, modern-day marine expeditions, heated archaeological debate, intense emotions concerning today's race relations, and ultimate hope.

Buy the Guerrero DVD, with many extras including a director's cut and educational discussion outtakes.

 

Credit card, PayPal, or check payable to: Wandering Dog Films, 316 Sawyer Drive, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042.

$14.95 + $4 shipping = Total $18.95

 

Email us: karunae@mac.com

“The Guerrero will help fill in another blank in the whole story of Atlantic slavery. This story must be told and become a part of the lexicon of American history."

 — William D. Pinkney, Former Master Amistad Freedom Schooner

 

 

“This is a truly momentous exploration and educational endeavor.”

— Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University

 

 

“The cultural and historic significance of this find is inestimable. The story of the Guerrero is one that needs to be told.”

— Kweisi Mfume, Past President and CEO NAACP

 

 

“We believe that respectfully preserving and accessing history opens the doors to the annals of time, which helps us all to appreciate the story, sacrifices and challenges of the human race.”

— William A. Murrain,

Past President, National Association of Black SCUBA Divers

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The Guerrero Project documentary Awards

Headlining Feature

Savannah Ocean Film Festival

 

Official Selection

Breckenridge Festival of Film

Independent Black Film Festival

San Diego Black Film Festival

Santa Clarita Int'l Film Festival

 

Winner

Key West Indie Fest

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On The Guerrero Project DVD

 

• 57-minute documentary

• 80-minute director's cut version

• 56 minutes of additional footage on nine related topics, great for further educational discussions

 

Director Karuna Eberl would love to hear from you with any questions, comments, screening queries, sales, thoughts or general ponderances. karunae@mac.com

 

We accept credit card, PayPal, or the old-school way, via a check payable to: Wandering Dog Films, 316 Sawyer Drive, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042. $14.95 + $4 shipping

Featuring

Gail Swanson, Guerrero and Florida Historian

Gail Swanson

Guerrero and Florida Historian

Carl Fizz Fismer, Treasure Diver, explorer, marine treasure hunter, shipwrecks, 1733, 1715, Florida Keys, Tavernier
Capt. William Bill Pinkney Mariner, Former Master Amistad freedom replica schooner, sailor, explorer

Capt. William “Bill” Pinkney Mariner, Former Master Amistad

Treasure Diver, explorer, marine treasure hunter, shipwrecks, Jack Haskins, maritime historian, spanish archives seville, Islamorada, 1733
James Avery, actor, narrator

James Avery, Narrator

Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, artist, community leader, dos amigos fair rosemond slave ship replica project

Dinizulu Gene Tinnie

Artist, Community Leader

Jerry Wilkensen, Florida Keys Historian, President Florida keys historical society
Brenda Lazendorf, Marine Archaeologist, Biscayne National Park

Brenda Lazendorf

 Archaeologist, Biscayne Nat'l Park

Kenneth Stewart, Diving with a Purpose, community leader, Tennessee Aquatic Project, TAP, NABS Scuba, DWP

Capt. Carl “Fizz” Fismer

Treasure Diver

Jack Haskins

Maritime Historian

National Association of

Black SCUBA Divers

Jerry Wilkensen

Pres. Florida Keys Historical Society

Kenneth Stewart

Diving with a Purpose

Denis Trelewicz marine explorer NOAA volunteer Guerrero HMS Nimble, scuba historian
Capt. Chuck Mitchell treasure hunter, marine explorer Florida Keys Key West Mel Fisher

David Score

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

 

Gene Lyon

Maritime Historian

 

Corey Malcom

Marine Archaeologist

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

R. Duncan Mathewson Marine Archaeologist, National Center for Shipwreck Research, Mel Fisher, Atocha, Key West, Florida
Documentary film crew The Guerrero Project, Kurt Wester, Tarina Reed, Karuna Eberl, Dwayne Buckle, Bodie Orman, Bob Aubrey, Tad Agnew Florida

Denis Trelewicz

Marine Explorer

Capt. Chuck Mitchell

Treasure Hunter

Dr. R. Duncan Mathewson III

Nat’l Center Shipwreck Research

Kurt, Tarina, Karuna, Dwayne, Bodie, Bob, Tad

Most of the Guerrero Project Crew

And a few more photos...

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National Association of Black Scuba Divers NABS Kenneth Stewart and Goldie, Tennessee Aquatic Project TAP, The Guerrero Project Documentary
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Many thanks to everyone who worked so diligently and put forth such incredible wisdom, emotion and personal resolution to help this story be told.

Special thanks also to the many members of the Tennessee Aquatic Project and National Association of Black Scuba Divers who made this project possible.