Director: François Woukoache
Running Time: 52 min.
Asientos means “something acquired, agreed.” It was in the form of asientos, or licenses, that Spain in the 16th century entrusted European companies with the organization of the slave trade. In the century since the end of the deportation of Africans to the New World, a young African, traumatized by the violence that he still sees, takes refuge in his imagination in the sacred places of the slave trade on the isle of Gorèe. Asientos is a journey through memory that goes to the heart of the sorrow and suffering of the history of black people.