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In this Emmy-nominated feature length documentary, first-time filmmaker Katrina

Browne makes a troubling discovery — her New England ancestors were the largest

slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine fellow family descendants set off to

retrace the Triangle Trade: from their old hometown, Bristol, Rhode Island to slave forts

in Ghana to sugar plantation ruins in Cuba. Step by step, they uncover the vast extent of

Northern complicity in slavery while also stumbling through the minefield of

contemporary race relations. Traces of the Trade offers powerful new perspectives on

the black/white divide. An official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and

aired on P.O.V./PBS that year.