About the Film
In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide.
Producer/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.
Learn more at the Traces of the Trade website.
Use In the Diocese
The Diocese of Fond du Lac Mosaic Task Force has purchased the Institutional Edition Special 2-DVD set that includes licensing for free public screenings by congregations and organizations of the diocese. It may be borrowed by congregations and organizations at no cost. Features include:
Traces of the Trade Request Form
You may make a request to borrow the Traces of the Trade DVD in your congregation or diocesan organization at no cost. Due to limited availability, make sure you submit the request as soon as possible. Arrangements will be made to get the DVD to you.