This feature documentary uncovers the inspiration for and construction of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia. The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers acknowledges the work and individual lives of the enslaved African Americans who built UVA and sustained daily life from its founding. Utilizing interviews with students, professors, and Charlottesville community members, and many descendants of the enslaved laborers at UVA, The Lives Between the Lines illuminates the difficult history of an American institution and honors the legacy of the community in which it lives.
BEST VIRGINIA FILM
We're honored to have won "Best Virginia Film" at the 2023 Richmond International Film Festival on October 1, 2023. This was largely celebrated within the Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA group and we look forward to what's next.
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Documentary Details Creation of UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers UVAToday, 11/6/22
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