The Cost of Inheritance - A Flim By Youruba Richen 

Featuring the narrative stories of Sarah Eisner and Randy Quarterman of The Reparations Project, Lotte Lieb Dula and Briayna Cuffie of Reparations4Slavery, Joe Stewart and the Georgetown University GU-272, and John Boyd Jr., Founder of The National Black Farmers Association.

THE COST OF INHERITANCE explores the complex issue of reparations in the United States and takes a personal approach to understanding our history, systemic injustices, and inequities.  We follow descendants of enslavers and the enslaved as they reckoned with their past and tried to find a way forward. Through compelling personal narratives, community inquiries, and scholarly insights, it aims to inspire an understanding of the scope and rationale of the reparations debate. If interested in organizing a film screening, please reach out to us at info@reparationsproject.org.

Listen to Director Yoruba Richen in dialogue with subjects of the film Randy Quarterman & Sarah Eisner of The Reparations Project, Lotte Lieb Dula & Briayna Cuffie of Reparations4slavery, and Joseph Stewart of the Georgetown University Descendants Association.  At DOC NYC Film Festival, world premiere of The Cost of Inheritance.

How are reparations happening in the U.S. if not at the federal level? Through the lens of the 2023 DOC NYC film festival, we talk to the filmmakers and subjects of THE COST OF INHERITANCE to explore the film, the controversy surrounding reparations, the cases setting the groundwork, and why the issue can only be solved together. THE COST OF INHERITANCE, an America ReFramed special, is an hour-long documentary that explores the complex issue of reparations in the United States using a thoughtful approach to history, historical injustices, systemic inequities, and the critical dialogue on racial conciliation. Through personal narratives, community inquiries, and scholarly insights, it aims to inspire an understanding of the scope and rationale of the reparations debate. A documentary film by Yoruba Richen.

Listen now to a conversation with The Cost of Inheritance filmmakers – Yoruba Richen, Mehret Mandefro, Lacey Schwartz Delgado, and Darryl Ford Williams – and film participants Randy Quarterman and Sarah Eisner.

Broadcast

The Cost of Inheritance is now available for streaming on PBS, the PBS app, WORLD, and YouTube. We’re excited to announce the release of the community discussion guide, tailored to facilitate meaningful dialogue surrounding the film's themes and ideas.