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There Are Still Slaves in the World (1964)

Le schiave esistono ancora (original title)
The film documents modern slave trade through a number of Arabian and African countries, under muslim rule. The filming was conducted both in public places, and sometimes with the use of ... See full summary »
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The film documents modern slave trade through a number of Arabian and African countries, under muslim rule. The filming was conducted both in public places, and sometimes with the use of hidden cameras, for high impact scenes of nudity, sex, and violence - and a few surprises, as slaves made out of peregrins to Mecca, and slave traders paid in traveller checks. Written by Artemis-9

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Never before seen on the screen... the TRUTH about SLAVERY - TODAY! See more »

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Documentary | Drama

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27 June 1964 (Italy)  »

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Slave Trade in the World Today  »

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Director Folco Quilici was replaced by Roberto Malenotti after shooting began. See more »

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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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Fascinating if exploitative
2 October 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Like many of the 'mondo' films made in the wake of the smash success of Mondo Cane (1962), The Slave Trade In the World Today treads a thin line between muckraking journalism and lascivious voyeurism. Begun by one of the godfathers of the genre, Folco Quilici, and completed by the Malenotti brothers, Slave Trade includes some gut wrenching and heartbreaking footage of young Africans in bondage. It also includes an inordinate amount of footage of topless women, and even when those women do not seem to be posing for the camera, the camera lingers on their breasts, especially if their owners are engaged in a dance or ceremony that involves shaking. There's also belly dancing, exotic dancing, and strip tease, none of which have much to do with slavery. Nonetheless, the film manages to maintain a serious air and ends with some fascinating and moving footage of west Africans paying homage to their brothers and sisters sold into slavery across the Atlantic.


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