Documentary Traces the Steps of Slave-Trading Ancestors


By on Thu, August 26, 2010

The Coastside Film Society proudly presents: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (86 mins)

"A far-reaching personal documentary examination of the slave trade. The implications of the film are devastating." Stephen Holden, The New York Times

What would you do if you discovered one of your ancestors was one of the greatest slave traders of all time? Director Katrina Browne’s reaction was to invite members of her family to travel with her to Africa to explore and confront the implications of this shocking family discovery. Nine of Browne’s relatives took up her challenge and traveled with her on the long road from Ghana, to Cuba, and back to New England tracing the steps of the slave trade that made her family so rich.

Who should pay for the sins of our fathers? It is tough question to ask, and harder to answer. Holly Fulton, one of Katrina Browne’s relatives who appears in the film will be on hand to discuss her take on this most difficult of questions.

Friday, August 27 at 8:00 pm Suggested adult donation, $6.00, Kids $3.00 (The film makers feel this film is appropriate for kids from the 5th grade and up.) United Methodist Sanctuary 777 Miramontes at Johnson, Half Moon Bay

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