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Meeting David Wilson -- David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist, travels into his family's past to find answers to America's racial divide. Along the way, he meets another David Wilson, the descendant of his family's slave master. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between these two men of the same name but whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom.


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One name...two men...separated by race...bound by slavery.
Meeting David Wilson is a feature length documentary about the enduring legacy of slavery in today's young black society... See more » | Full synopsis »
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David A. Wilson ... Himself

Directed by
David A. Wilson 
Daniel J. Woolsey 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David A. Wilson  writer

Produced by
Krystia Basil .... line producer
Rui DaSilva .... executive producer
Stacy D. Gardner .... associate producer
Mathius Mack Gertz .... executive producer
Barion Grant .... producer
Peter Menzies .... executive producer
Maria C. Taft .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Daniel J. Woolsey  (as Dan Woolsey)
Film Editing by
Timothy Dixon 
Sound Department
Pete Romano .... sound designer
Pete Romano .... sound re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
Jim Jenkin .... on-line editor
Ricardo Martinez .... colorist
Other crew
Toy Holmes .... voice-over director
Matthew Makar .... producers consultant
Genese Martin .... production assistant
Jameel Saleem .... special thanks

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83 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Informative and insightful look at a meeting between descendants on opposite sides of slavery, 23 March 2014
Author: z Yang from United States

Dr. Martin Luther King said in his "I have a Dream" speech that he dreamed one day the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners would be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. 45 years later, this documentary addressed this issue in a unique way, by indeed bringing together the descendant of a former slave and the descendant of a former slave owner, from the same plantation, with the same name, to the spot where their ancestors played out their lives. It was so great to see a documentary that addressed the issue of racial inequality in such a unique and informative way, a wonderful look at the healing process that America must have and continue to have. It looks at slavery and America's past in a way that shows both sides, and shows the progress that African Americans have made, but also the long road ahead to fight against negativity. I loved the fact that the two men had a honest conversation with each other about the progress America has made in addressing racism. This movie should be shown in every school in America.

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