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Untold Legacy
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2005
Color
12 minutes
US
English
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Untold Legacy

In February 2005, the NY City Council considered a bill that would require companies doing business with NY to investigate and reveal any past complicity and profit from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Though resisted by the NYC mayor, Chicago already passed such a law, resulting in JP Morgan Chase apologizing and providing some restitution for its slave-based past. This short is a quick introduction to the history of New York's slave-based development, and why redress is due.
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Community groups by written request.
Awards

• Best Documentary Short, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, 2006
• Nominated for Best Independent Mini Documentary, Black Reel Awards, 2007
Screenings
• WNET, Channel Thirteen, New York, 2007
• Free Speech Television, 2007
• Best Shorts Series, BET J, 2007
• VIBE Urban World Film Festival, 2006
• New York City Shorts, 2007
• Human Rights Film Festival, 2007
• SilverDocs, 2007
• Documentary Fortnight Expanded at MoMA, New York, 2007
• Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 2006
• National Museum of Women in the Arts' Festival of Film & Media, Washingtong DC, 2007
• Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, 2006
Pricing & Ordering
Buyer Type Format Sale Type Price
Higher Education Institutions DVD Sale $25.00
Higher Education Institutions Life Digital File Sale $50.00
K-12, Public Libraries & Select Groups DVD Sale $25.00
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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad, which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.

TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Color Congress, MOSAIC, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund, Humanities NY, Ford Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and individual donors.