Sunday, March 18, 2007

the bbc has made a movie about venture smith

and if you want to see it, you can do so today at the torrington country club (who knew torrington had a country club???)

BBC Films A Connecticut Slave's Story


Venture Smith, the captured African prince who paid his way out of slavery and became a successful Connecticut merchant, is the subject of a BBC documentary film to be aired in England in the spring to mark the 200th anniversary of the end of the British slave trade.
But Americans can get a sneak peek at the film Sunday during the annual gathering of The Beecher House Society. An advance screening of 'A Slave's Story' will be the highlight of an afternoon luncheon and program at The
Torrington Country Club on Route 4 in Goshen.
Tickets to the sixth annual 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' celebration are $45. To reserve a seat, e-mail or call 860-567-2460. The event, which is scheduled to include a short introduction from BBC News correspondent Paul Murphy, begins at 11:30 a.m.
Many of Smith's descendants plan to attend the screening.............

No comments: