The Guerrero Project| 57mins
Director: Karuna Eberl | Producer: Karuna Eberl
Focus Years: 2005 | Country: United States
In 1827, the pirate Spanish slave ship Guerrero hit a reef off of Florida, while being chased by a British warship. Forty-one people died. For the 540 survivors, it was only the beginning of a two-year ordeal, wrought with hijacking, escape attempts, slavery, and political limbo that eventually landed the ordeal in front of President John Quincy Adams, a decade before his involvement in the "Amistad."
Today a surly band of treasure hunters, government, archaeologists, and African American scuba divers are all striving to be the first to uncover the wreck site. Join the unlikely mix of individuals as they pursue the truth behind the Guerreroâ€™s location, the perseverance of humanity, and the implications that this lost vessel continues to invoke on our society today.