Shared History

The great, great granddaughter of a slaveowner and a descendant of a slave seek to reconcile the connections between their families.

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PBS Plus Presentation
Premiere Date
February 1, 2006
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Felicia Furman

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The Film

Shared History is the intimate story of the relationship between families whose connection, forged in slavery, has endured to the present. The filmmaker, a great, great granddaughter of a slave owner and two descendants of enslaved families, seek to understand and reconcile the shared lives and affections between families in the context of slavery.