Family Across the Sea, Part 1 | SCETV Specials

Family Across the Sea, Part 1

This award-winning program explores the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone. Taped in South Carolina and Africa, the program traces the truly unparalleled historical connection and continued relationship dating from the time of slavery, and examines the development of the two cultures over the course of time.

In 1989, a delegation of African Americans was invited to visit Sierra Leone, West Africa, to reunite with their brothers and sisters who share the same traditions. These traditions have been preserved along the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia.

Family Across the Sea was written and produced in 1990 by Tim Carrier.