Railroad Ties

Railroad Ties

Directed by Sacha Jenkins

Premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, this moving docu-short traces the lineage of six descendants of fugitive slaves and abolitionists. The very human story of the Underground Railroad unfolds through Ancestry records, each discovery revealing the dynamic impact our history has on identity, family and legacy. The film takes a personal look at how understanding our family’s past can influence not just who we are, but how we see ourselves.

Premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, this moving docu-short traces the lineage of six descendants of fugitive slaves and abolitionists, revealing the very human story of the Underground Railroad.

Cast: Seth Nichols, Nile Stanford, Cecelia Penn-Diallo, Candace Penn

Member Reviews

Railroad Ties is 24 minutes of emotion, surprise, and connection. It should be played in every history class in high school. I was overcome with joy for these people. This short documentary grabs you, draws you in, and makes you want to watch more. I hope Sundance will produce more of these real stories. Exceptional television.

DCL
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17 days ago

I never knew this history about Brooklyn and want to visit Plymouth Church. What a beautiful story and I loved learning about their connections and history. Have tissues handy.

Stephanie16
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3 months ago

Oh my goodness! I started crying halfway through it was so moving, loved it!

vansgrandma
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3 months ago

loved it! I want to see more of this.

Teresa13
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4 months ago

fantastic! i love to watch these stories when mr. gates' show is on t.v.. this was just too short, leaving me hungry for more!

tomileigh
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4 months ago