THE NEW YORKER // TELLING THE STORY OF SLAVERY
Discussing the legacy of slavery in America is still a complex and difficult conversation to have.
How do we confront this horrible and defining period of our shared history?
This is a film about a place that is attempting to do just that: The Whitney Plantation. It’s a former plantation, founded in 1752 and located in Louisiana along the historic River Road, which winds down the Mississippi toward New Orleans. John Cummings, a lawyer who founded the museum, spent sixteen years planning and over eight million dollars of his own money to restore this site, which honors the memory of those who were enslaved on plantations and whose labor helped build this country. http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/telling-the-story-of-slavery
Director: Kalim Armstrong
Cinematography: Nicholas Weissman
Original Score: Randy Armstrong