It’s official!

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North has been chosen as an Official Selection for competition in the Sundance Film Festival which takes place January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Utah. This will be the film’s World Premiere.

Traces is one of 16 films in the Documentary Competition. 3,624 films were submitted to Sundance for consideration. 121 films were selected to be screened during the festival. There are four competition categories, each featuring 16 films (films in the five out-of-competition categories will be announced tomorrow).

Several members of the Family of Ten will attend the festival, including Katrina and me. I’m especially pleased because being selected by Sundance will significantly help raise the visibility of Traces of the Trade and its message.

The complicated worlds of film distribution and book publication are new to both Katrina and me. Our goal has been that both projects would debut at the same time: in January 2008, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States. Thanks to the Sundance Film Festival, Beacon Press, and Brilliance Audio this goal will now be realized.

Read more at the New York Times.