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GBH Presents: Reckoning + Repair: The Cost of Inheritance & What Is Owed?

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Thursday, February 01, 2024

This special gathering features two main projects about reckoning and repair that have been developed at GBH : the WORLD's new film, The Cost of Inheritance: An America ReFramed Special and the upcoming GBH News-produced podcast, "What Is Owed?".

Directed by the acclaimed Yoruba Richen, the World's one hour-long documentary delves into the intricate topic of reparations in the United States. It navigates through history's complexities, systemic inequalities and the burgeoning conversation on racial conciliation. With its blend of personal stories, communal reflections, and academic perspectives, the film not only enlightens but also sparks a deeper understanding of the reparations debate. In this video, director Yoruba Richen and subjects from the film, Randy Quarterman and Sarah Eisner, engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the creative process and the crucial themes explored in the documentary.

Viewers also get an exclusive sneak peek (or listen) of the upcoming GBH News-produced podcast, "What is Owed?" This seven-part podcast, reported by GBH News political reporter Saraya Wintersmith, ventures into the heart of Boston's reckoning with its history of slavery and economic exclusion. Wintersmith seeks to understand what reparations might look like in one of the oldest cities in America, uncovering the lessons for a successful reparations framework through the stories of its architects, past and present.

Watch The World's documentary here


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