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Re: Where Do I Look Now
In Response To: Where Do I Look Now ()

Bernice,

Macky Alston a documentary film maker and descendant of Solomon Alston, a slaveholder in Warren Co., NC, did research on the Alston
family. He did a documentary "Family Name" in 1997 about his research. He appeared on Oprah with descendants of the Alston slaves that he met during his research. The documentary might be helpful to you. Here is a brief on it:

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

Genres: Documentary

Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min.

Distributors: Opelika Pictures

Production Co.: Opelika Productions

Filming Locations: North Carolina, USA
Alabama, USA
New York, USA

Produced in: United States

I hope this helps,

Ed Adams


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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