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This winner of the 1997 Sundance Freedom of Expression Award follows filmmaker Macky Alston from New York to the South, as he embarks on an excavation to unearth the history of his white slave-owning family, and explores the link to the black families that shared his name.

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Alston discusses the importance of unearthing his family's slave owning past.

  • Updated on January 14, 2010

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Premiere Date: September 15, 1998

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Filmmaker: Macky Alston | Interview

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