The Cost of Inheritance - A Flim By Youruba Richen
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.