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.
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“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
Savannah Ocean Film Festival
Breckenridge Festival of Film
Independent Black Film Festival
San Diego Black Film Festival
Santa Clarita Int'l Film Festival
Key West Indie Fest
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Guerrero and Florida Historian
Capt. William “Bill” Pinkney Mariner, Former Master Amistad
James Avery, Narrator
Dinizulu Gene Tinnie
Artist, Community Leader
Archaeologist, Biscayne Nat'l Park
Capt. Carl “Fizz” Fismer
National Association of
Black SCUBA Divers
Pres. Florida Keys Historical Society
Diving with a Purpose
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
Capt. Chuck Mitchell
Dr. R. Duncan Mathewson III
Nat’l Center Shipwreck Research
Kurt, Tarina, Karuna, Dwayne, Bodie, Bob, Tad
Most of the Guerrero Project Crew
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.