Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North will be featured in this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival taking place at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan next weekend. The screening on Sunday evening, June 22, at 6:00pm, followed by discussion and special reception, will be the New York premiere. There are two subsequent screenings on June 23 at 1:30pm and 9:00pm.
The New York Times highlighted Traces in a June 13 story about the festival, along with A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, the opening-night selection, and Nerakhoon, the excellent film I wrote about while attending the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Several family members will be in attendance Sunday evening in addition to producer/director Katrina Browne, including Ledlie Laughlin, Elizabeth Sturges-Llerena, Dain and Constance Perry, and Tom DeWolf, author of Inheriting the Trade. Traces of the Trade is being presented at the HRWFF in association with the New York Historical Society and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.