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Re: Where Do I Look Now
In Response To: Where Do I Look Now ()
Macky Alston a documentary film maker and descendant of Solomon Alston, a slaveholder in Warren Co., NC, did research on the Alston
A real-life mystery of buried roots and well-kept secrets... As a child growing up in Durham, North Carolina, Macky Alston never questioned why all the other Alstons in his elementary school were black. Now twenty-five years later, he takes us on a quest to unravel this mystery. Equipped with a 16mm camera, filmmaker Macky Alston sets out to find the descendants of the slaves and the slave owners from a plantation once owned by his family. From New York to Alabama, Alston travels to family reunions, graveyards, churches and the original Alston plantations asking questions and digging up clues.
Production Status: Released
Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min.
Distributors: Opelika Pictures
Production Co.: Opelika Productions
Filming Locations: North Carolina, USA
Produced in: United States
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