Friday, 31 October 2014

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"Traces of the Trade", by Katrina Browne

Screened on 9 April 2013

Runtime: 86'

tracesofthetrade bannerIn Traces of the Trade, Producer and Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Given the myth that the South is solely responsible for slavery, viewers will be surprised to learn that Browne’s ancestors were Northerners. The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members on a remarkable journey which brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England’s hidden enterprise.

The film was introduced by:

  • Mr. John C. Sullivan Public Affairs Officer, US Mission to the European Union,


And followed by a Q/A, with:

  • Ms. Katrina Browne, Director and Producer,
  • Ms. Dima Yared, Human Rights Officer, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ms. Zuzanna Muskat-Gorska, Policy Advisor for the International Trade Union Confederation, Equality Department


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Handout for the event pdf

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One family's painful confrontation with their ancestor's involvement with the slave trade...

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