"Traces of the Trade" to be shown at UMass March 26
Documentary film tells the story of one Rhode Island family's slave-trading past and its current impact on race relations
"Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," a film concerning race relations and the current impact of slavery in Rhode Island, will be presented on Wednesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center Main Auditorium.
The 86-minute documentary tells the story of Producer/Director Katrina Browne's ancestors from Bristol, Rhode Island who were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Cameras follow as Browne and nine fellow descendants take a journey of discovery to Rhode Island, Ghana and Cuba. Retracing the steps of the notorious Triangle Trade, audiences will uncover the hidden past of a family, region and nation. The film also features descendants of the DeWolf family grappling with the legacy of slavery as White Americans.
Following the screening, Facilitator Rob Jones will lead a discussion and the producer/director or DeWolf family members participate in a question and answer period.
The presentation is sponsored by Rhode Island for Community and Justice, a partner of Ebb Pod Productions. "We look forward to bringing this Sundance-nominated film to UMass Dartmouth and Southern New England School of Law students," said Ann Clanton, RICJ project coordinator.
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