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Minnesota-produced film to compete at Sundance

Posted by: Neal Justin under Behind the scenes, Local TV and radio, Movies, Television Updated: December 2, 2011 - 3:03 PM


One of the historic images from "Slavery By Another Name."

The producers at Twin Cities Public Television may want to polish their skis. They're going to Sundance.

"Slavery By Another Name," co-produced by TPT National Productions, will compete with 15 other documentaries in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Narrated by Laurence Fishburne and directed by Spike Lee's longtime editor Sam Pollard, the film shows how laws and labor practices in the post-Civil War South effectively continued to fetter African-Americans for another century. It will air on PBS on Feb. 13. The festival runs from Jan. 19-29.

"Sam Pollard and his team have created a powerful and beautifully crafted film and we are thrilled that audiences at Sundance and later on PBS will get a chance to see it," said TPT executive producer Catherine Allan, who knows a few things about Sundance. "Hoop Dreams," which was also co-produced by Allan and TPT, won the Audience Award there in 1994.

Catherine Allan


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