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The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ashanti (1979)





























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Michael Caine stars as Dr. David Linderby, half of a married U.N. medical team vaccinating native villages in West Africa. But when his skinny-dipping wife (supermodel Beverly Johnson) is abducted by a depraved Arab slave trader (two-time Oscar winner Peter Ustinov), there's no time for diplomacy. Now with the help of a human-trafficking activist (Rex Harrison), a cynical mercenary (William Holden) and a vengeful Bedouin (Kabir Bedi), Linderby must pursue his wife's slavers 3,000 miles across the Sahara before she can be sold at auction to wealthy Saudis. In a land without mercy, how far will one man go to save the woman he loves from the ultimate violation? Omar Sharif stars in this fact-based and still-controversial thriller, now restored in HD from original vault elements and featuring the first-ever DVD interview with Beverly Johnson on the film's notorious history.

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