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Lost in America


To survive and find his freedom in America, a black slave is forced into an uneasy alliance with Spanish conquistadors and makes history as the leader of the first quest for the mythical Seven Cities of Gold.

The greatest explorer in American history was an African slave who explored Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, was worshipped by thousands of Indians, became the most famous shaman in the americas, searched for the Seven Cities of Gold -- and then was written out of history...
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The screenplay is adapted and inspired by the book Crossing the Continent 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South by Dr. Robert Goodwin.

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About the Film


“An adventure story more thrilling than Defoe or Melville could have imagined… the beginnings of the white man in north America will have to pay homage to the black man who got there first.”


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