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ABOUT THE MOVIE

The Unconquered is the historically factual based epic saga of the Gullah/Geechee people of the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia who fled their enslavers and established numerous prosperous autonomous settlements in Florida that existed for almost two hundred years, and the first of three successful wars they fought and won against the United States of America during the early 19th century. The Unconquered will depict the stories of the numerous generations of these self-liberated Africans who fled to or were born in these settlements and became men and women there. Many of the inhabitants of those communities raised children, spoiled their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and died at ripe old ages in those settlements and had never been enslaved.

The movie deals with the first of three wars these people fought and won against the United States government and shows how the Gullah-Geechee people dealt with and reigned supreme during the unrelenting pursuits of various European aggressors and interlopers who were hellbent on destroying their settlements and enslaving these people.

The first of the three Gullah/Geechee Wars is recorded as occurring from 1817 to 1818. The second war followed from 1835 to 1842, and the third from 1855-1858. The Gullah or Geechee people who fought in these wars were an amalgamation of the autochthonous or indigenous black people of the southeastern portion of the United States and Africans forcibly brought to America during the European trade in enslaved Africans.

Embarrassed by their defeats and fears that those still enslaved would ultimately join the ranks of these self-liberated Africans, the United States government downplayed the gravity of these military engagements and disguised the wars they fought against these black people by calling these conflicts the “Seminole Wars” or “Indian Wars”. But the Americans knew who they were actually fighting against. It was the self-emancipated Africans who fled their enslavers and lived in autonomous communities in Florida who were the first to be called Seminoles by whites. These whites defined Seminole to mean a domesticated “animal” who escapes to a wild existence. Albeit, reconstructionist historians contend that the name Seminole is actually etymologically related to the name Moor and the melanated people responsible for bringing into existence the European renaissance. Moreover, during the second so-called Seminole War, the American general, Thomas Sidney Jesup, wrote a letter to the maniacal self-appointed “Indian” killer, Andrew Jackson, warning him and his colleagues that, "This, you may be assured, is a negro, not an Indian war; and if it not be speedily put down, the south will feel the effects of it on their slave population before the end of the next season." (letter, December 8, 1837)

During each conflict, the Americans were utterly defeated and forced to treaty with these stalwart military geniuses. The Articles of Capitulation is one of the treaties that the Gullah-Geechee Nation signed with the United States government. However, mysteriously, of all the treaties the United States signed with Native American groups, that can be found in libraries and archival collections, this treaty is hardly ever mentioned by historians and is unavailable for examination.

During the first Gullah/Geechee War, these melanated soldiers, along with the British, even burnt the White House and other governmental buildings in Washington, DC to the ground. In total, from the first Gullah/Geechee War to the last, thousands of American troops perished in military theaters throughout Florida, not to mention the support staff who also lost their lives. Moreover, even though the American military was supposedly superior in terms of military prowess and weaponry and millions of dollars was expended, the United States government still lost each successive war. The Gullah/Geechee Wars were the longest lasting and most-costly wars fought in terms of the loss of military personnel and the money spent than any war the United States engaged in until the Vietnam War. Today’s equivalent to the money spent by the United States government to wage war against this Melanoid nation is two billion, eight hundred seventy-four million, nine hundred one thousand, two hundred six dollars and eighty-three cents ($2,874,901,206.83).

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The Unconquered is my first screenplay and my first attempt to produce a movie. Albeit, I have been doing research and writing articles on the Gullah-Geechee people for over twenty years. I wrote my screenplay and used what little money I had to produce my trailers and to begin the process of making my movie because I am tired of all the negative portrayals of melanated people on television and in the movies.  I want to bring the grandeur of the Gullah-Geechee and Yamassee people and the wars they fought and won to the movies.  I need your support to make my film.

                                                 

This story is worthy of being viewed on the big screen.