Ask the Filmmaker: Traces of the Trade’s Katrina Browne

When Katrina Browne discovered that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, she embarked on a journey with nine fellow descendants to retrace the Triangle Trade, from Rhode Island to Ghana to Cuba and back. They uncover the vast extent of Northern complicity in slavery while also stumbling through the

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NYC Panel on Reel Images: Stereotypes in Contemporary Media

This looks interesting for New Yorkers. Tomorrow night at 7 pm, the Center for Communication at The New School presents a panel discussion on “Reel Images: Stereotypes in Contemporary Media.” A panel of filmmakers will discuss representations of race and class in current Hollywood cinema, independent films, and commercial television. Where do these images originate?

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