Traces of the trade: a story from the deep north is a feature documentary in which producer/director katrina browne tells the story of her new england ancestors, the largest slave-trading family in us history. In traces of the trade: a story from the deep north, one family's painful but persistent confrontation with the continuing legacy of the slave trade becomes america's own. Workshops and presentations at general assembly (ga), the annual meeting of the unitarian universalist association (uua), have been provided by a variety of organizations and staff groups over the course of several decades. Traces of the trade: a story from the deep north will be screened at northern michigan university by dain and constance perry, a married couple involved with the film they will also facilitate a discussion on race, reconciliation and healing.
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Traces of the trade had its world premiere at the sundance film festival in january 2008, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the us abolition of the slave trade. In the feature documentary traces of the trade: a story from the deep north, ten members of the dewolf family, including filmmaker katrina browne, discover that their new england ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in us history. Traces of the trade is both a geographical and psychological retracing of the industry of the largest slave traders in american history, the dewolf family of bristol, rhode island, and an exploration into racism in america, a legacy of slavery that continues to negatively impact the country even today.
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Traces of the trade: a story from the deep north is a 2008 documentary film directed by katrina browne, alla kovgan , and jude ray plot the film focuses on the descendants of the dewolf family, a prominent slave trading family from rhode island from 1769 to 1820, and the legacy of the slave trade. Traces of the trade exposes new england's deep involvement in the slave trade and shows how slavery was a cornerstone of the region's commercial life together with the. The documentary traces browne and 9 cousins, as they work to understand the legacy of new england's hidden enterprise family members are shaken by visits to ghanaian slave forts and dungeons, and conversations with african americans.
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