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

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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3 days ago

Wonderful web of connectedness. Well told, well directed.

divaonthedole
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8 days ago

Enlighting.

SheSharpe
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9 days ago

Amazing and moving

foxfire
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11 days ago

They should make a full doc about this. Very emotional

Tenley15
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11 days ago