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Indie Documentary “Contract” Looks at the Legacy of Cape Verdean Indentured Servants

Indie Documentary "Contract" Looks at the Legacy of Cape Verdean Indentured Servants

Directed by Genny Pires, CONTRACT, a 79-minute docudrama, tells the story of two African countries (Cape Verde and São Tome and Príncipe) linked by a history of poverty and slavery, and two people forever linked by the bonds of family and love.

The film explores the story of Cape Verdean indentured servants who left their homes for a better life only to be bound by “contracts” that won’t ever be paid off. It also documents the filmmaker’s journey to reunite his uncle, an indentured servant as well, with his family, 44 years after leaving home on a contract.

See the trailer below:

CONTRACT screens in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on March 30th at Cape Verdean American Community Development (CACD), 120 High Street. For more information, visit the film’s website.

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