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Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
Thursday, February 17th, 2011

African Film Festival, Inc. & The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
Thursday, February 17th 2011 @ 7:00pm
Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th)

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
Katrina Browne, USA, 2008, 86mins.
Katrina Browne uncovers her New England family’s deep involvement in the slave trade and, in so doing, reveals the pivotal role slavery played in the growth of the whole American economy. The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members as they retrace the steps of the Triangle Trade, visiting Bristol, Rhode Island, slave forts on the coast of Ghana, and the ruins of the family’s former plantation in Cuba. Back home, the Browne family confronts the thorny topic of what to do now, in the context of growing calls for reparations for slavery.

A panel discussion with filmmaker and guest panelists will follow the screening.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public
For more information call: 212.352.1720

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For almost twenty years, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture. AFF established the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) in 1993 with The Film Society of Lincoln Center. The New York African Film Festival is presented annually at the Walter Reade Theater by African Film Festival, Inc. and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in association with Brooklyn Academy of Music. AFF also produces a series of local, national, and international programs throughout the year.

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization.

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