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
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.
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.
Oh my goodness! I started crying halfway through it was so moving, loved it!
loved it! I want to see more of this.
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!