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Saturday, January 26, 2008

"Traces of the Trade: A Story From The Deep North"

This comes to us from Dana Neugent:

You are all invited to come and view this poignant documentary and participate in the reception and film discussion:

"Traces of the Trade: A Story From The Deep North"

The "2008 Sundance Film Festival Official Competition Selection" Documentary Depicting the History of New England's participation in the Institution of Slavery presented by Rhode Island for Community Justice Thursday, January 31, 2008.
URI Feinstein Providence Campus
Janice A. Paff Auditorium
80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
Reception 6PM
Dedication of Art Work 6:30PM
By Bob Dilworth and Munir Mohammed
Film and Panel Discussion 7:00PM

R.S.V.P. by Monday, January 28,2008
401-277-5071 or melissad@mail.uri.edu

If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call 401-277-5162 at least three business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the RI Relay Service at 1-800-745-5555.

This personal documentary tells the story of first-time filmmaker Katrina Browne's New England ancestors, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.

At Browne's urging, nine fellow descendants of her prominent family agree to journey with her to retrace the steps of the Triangle Trade. The family travels from Bristol, Rhode Island where the family Å\business was based, to slave forts in Ghana where they meet with African-Americans on their own homecoming pilgrimages, to the ruins of a family-owned sugar plantation in Cuba.

(This is not an RIFC Event.)


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