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Derek Burrows

This film is an exploration of racial identity as Derek Burrows, 60 years old, musician and storyteller explores the stories of his life growing up White in the Bahamas only to arrive Boston in the 70’s and be treated as Black. Through a series of interviews, re-enactments, digital and graphic illustration and archival footage, Derek explores the complex subject of what race means in the U.S. and within his own family. By asking difficult questions and with the results of genetic testing Derek reveals myths and truths that challenge our understanding of race and then turn his own family upside down.

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