The terrifying daring escape of Henry "Box" Brown, who used creativity and courage to escape from slavery in 1849.

This is a one way trip.

"If you have never been deprived of your liberty, as I was, you cannot realize the power of that hope of freedom, which was to me indeed, an anchor to the soul both sure and steadfast."
- Henry "Box" Brown


Directed by Wanjiru M. Njendu
Screenplay by Wanjiru M. Njendu
Produced by Wanjiru M. Njendu, Maggie Manyan, Benjamin A. Onyango
Cinematography by Bongani Mlambro
Edit & Sound Design by Hanna Sturwold

Honorable Mention - Reel Sisters Film Festival

Official Selection:
The Block Festival
Zanzibar International Film Festival
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series
Afrikans on Film Festival


Hanna Sturwold