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Meeting David Wilson (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2008 (USA)
Meeting David Wilson is a feature length documentary about the enduring legacy of slavery in today's young black society. David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist, travels ... See full summary »

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David A. Wilson
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Meeting David Wilson is a feature length documentary about the enduring legacy of slavery in today's young black society. 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. The film first observes Dave as he revisits his upbringing in the gritty streets of Newark, New Jersey and how this negative environment stirred his desire to uncover the truth about his family's past. Through genealogical research, he discovers his roots are steeped in slavery in North Carolina. On the plantation where his ancestors were slaves, he finds that the "Big House" is still intact and owned by a direct descendant of his family's slave master. David decides to travel to North Carolina to meet ... Written by Dan Woolsey and David Wilson

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One name...two men...separated by race...bound by slavery.

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Informative and insightful look at a meeting between descendants on opposite sides of slavery
23 March 2014 | by zhantao-yangSee all my reviews

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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