A documentary about a North Carolina man's investigation of his family history of slave ownership will open in New York City.
“Moving Midway” by film critic and Raleigh native Godfrey Cheshire opens Friday in New York City, then Sept. 19 in North Carolina. It will open in other U.S. cities throughout the fall.
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Cheshire uses the relocation of a plantation home in Knightdale that was owned by mother's family to tell how he learned of a previously unknown African-American branch of his family. Cheshire serves as the film's director and narrator.
Robert Hinton is a descendant of Midway slaves and a professor at New York University who serves as chief historian and associate producer on the film.