Part 4 : Politically correct ?
12 months expedition, 18 000 nautical miles, 21 legs, 9 seas, 9 countries, to call attention to the necessity for international initiatives in favour of the environment.
Most aspects of this change are alarming, yet we have met everywhere an enormous individual, and incresingly collective, will to protect our environment. From the Inuits to the Kuna Indians, from Silicone Valley to New York, from Vancouver to Miami - everywhere and all along the 40,000 kilometers of our journey, we have witnessed various initiatives whose purpose is to find solutions.
Though still fairly unknown in Europe, Toussaint Louverture was the first great Black leader, prior to Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.
Born a slave in the French settlement of San Domingo - present-day Haiti - Louverture had an extraordinary career, becoming General of the French army and eventually the Governor of the colony. Opposing Napoleon, wishing to reestablish slavery, he died in 1803; a prisoner of a French Jura fortress.