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The Documentary

The Journey begins with the historic first encounter between Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and renowned historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. John Hope Franklin.On Goree Island, the infamous former slave port off the coast of Senegal, the two meet and discover surprising truths about their personal, and their nations', struggles for racial peace. Joined by an international, interracial group of 21 high school students, together they engage in a series of unusually candid encounters on race and begin an emotional journey towards racial reconciliation.

Challenged by Tutu and Franklin, the teenagers directly, and at times emotionally, share their personal stories, and confront their ethnic stereotypes about each other.



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