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iW NEWS | POV Lands “Traces of the Trade”

iW NEWS | POV Lands "Traces of the Trade"

Katrina Browne‘s “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North” has scored a deal with PBS‘s “POV,” she announced on Monday night at the film’s first screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Screening in the documentary competition, the film is an exploration of the first-time filmmaker’s family history. Browne’s ancestors, the deWolfs, were the largest slave-trading family in United States history. From 1769 to 1820, three generations of De Wolfs brought over more than 10,000 Africans. Browne wrote to more than 200 family descendents, inviting them to join her in on a journey to trace the family’s legacy in a trip from Ghana to Cuba. Nine accepted the invitation. She spoke about the film in a recent interview with indieWIRE. Other Sundance docs set for the’08 season of POV include Steven Sebring‘s “Patti Smith: Dream of Life ” and Ellen Kuras‘ “Nerakhoon” (The Betrayal). [Eugene Hernandez]

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