Other Sellers on Amazon
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
What does a name signify, exactly? Growing up in Durham, North Carolina, white filmmaker Macky Alston never questioned why all of the other Alstons at his elementary school were black. Twenty-five years later, Alston decides to unravel this perplexity in the award-winning documentary FAMILY NAME.
Alston s quest to solve his genealogical mystery takes him from New York to Alabama and then back to North Carolina. He seeks clues at family reunions, graveyards, church services, and, eventually, the original Alston plantations. The people he meets vary markedly in race, age, class and perspective, but they all have two things in common: the family name and a compelling story to tell. The biggest question of this investigation, perhaps, is whether it will provide the Alstons with catharsis or create an even greater sense of division. As the revelations mount, FAMILY NAME unfolds an unforgettable emotional journey that transforms our conceptions of the past.
Top Customer Reviews
of my family wondering if anyyone with the same surname could be related to my family. This product delivers a lot of insight
into what is involved in family history researh including, intervieiws, visiting county courthouses, reviewing documents such
as wills, estate records and census records and travel connected to trying to find answers, I discovered this little jewel
on Amazon and have shared it with my fellow genealogy club members.
Also, my video came early, and who can complain about that!?!?! BUY THE DOCUMENTARY!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Macky Alston did an incredible amount of research in order to produce this fascinating story of the Alston families of North Carolina. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Janell Nickols
An old friend was featured in it, so I found the information that I wanted.Published 17 months ago by Julia Taylor
I purchased this for my husband due to his last name; We have watched this several times with other family members. It was great learning more about his family.Published on September 10, 2012 by califemme