This is a grave documentary. The motto is simple: If we don’t save our past, we’ll lose it.
First Run Features has released the DVD of Unmarked not only explores these untold stories of the past but also the efforts underway to preserve them.
Throughout the South, vast numbers of African-American gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have been lost or are disappearing through neglect and nature reclaiming the solemn tombstones and markers.
Recently, there has been a rise in the restoration and preservation of these forgotten sites by those who have a personal connection with the deceased or an appreciation of their historical significance.
A history lesson in 40 mesmerizing minutes.