The Cost of Inheritance - A film exploring efforts towards reparations.

Directed by Emmy® nominee and Peabody Award winner Yoruba Richen (The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks), The Cost of Inheritance: An America ReFramed Special presents a nuanced view of the key issues, scope and rationale of the reparations debate from a number of perspectives. The film documents communities seeking to make amends for economic inequalities stemming from historic racial injustice with the aim to launch conversations about specific actions that aspire to close the racial wealth gap in America. Participants in the film address the cumulative impact of racial discrimination and a lack of opportunities firmly rooted in the system of enslavement. The film follows the long journey of individuals and communities seeking to make reparations a reality on the individual, local, and national levels.

"Making this film revealed to me how individuals and communities are grappling with the history of enslavement both on a personal and national level," said Richen. "The stories in the film provide a necessary pathway for how we can engage in honest conversation about our past and move forward towards racial justice. Never has there been a more urgent time to engage in this discussion as the global reckoning with slavery and colonialism continues to unfold."

EXPLORE THE FILM, DISCUSSION GUIDE, AND MINI-FEATURES SCHEDULE A COMMUNITY SCREENING

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WATCH THE COST OF INHERITANCE

"Combining personal stories, archival footage, scholarly analyses and the viewpoints of a range of Americans, this film is a powerful reminder of our shared histories and intertwined legacies.

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ENGAGE THE DISCUSSION GUIDE

Host a screening of The Cost of Inheritance in your community! Use the tools provided in the Community Discussion Guide to engage your community on reparations.

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WATCH VIDEO SHORTS

View archival footage, longer excerpts taped during production and video shorts made from the film, including segments featuring Briayna Cuffie and Lotte Lieb Dula of Reparations4slavery.

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SCHEDULE A SCREENING

Bring The Cost of Inheritance to your community.  We can provide multiple options for screenings, including panel discussion, audience Q and A, and half-day workshop formats.