A four-century struggle for repair and atonement
"Thank you for making such a powerful film that's both centered on reparations but also this idea of radical solidarity."
Reparations explores the four-century struggle to seek repair and atonement for slavery in the United States. Black and Asian Americans reflect on the legacy of slavery, the inequities that persists, and the critical role that solidarity between communities has in acknowledging and addressing systemic racism in America.
This story is told by Black and Asian Americans who believe that our collective liberation can only be achieved by standing with one another. Reparations seeks to raise awareness of the Black reparations struggle and how vital it is to healing this country.
"Reparations provides great storytelling and documentary elements to hold honest conversations about the legacy of slavery and how systemic racism continues to endure in America.”
"Jon Osaki made a fantastic film which was perfect for our Redress Conference and so timely to advocate for the passage of House Resolution 40."
“This powerful film explores the history of slavery in the United States and how (white) American wealth was built on the backs of enslaved African Americans. This film should be seen in classrooms around the country.”