“Today many members of the African diaspora are seeking knowledge of their ancestry through DNA testing and are further researching family, local, national and international archives, in their quest to learn more about their genealogical heritage,” Cathleen Marie Antoine and Régine Romain said in a statement. The Haitian-American women are the executive producers and directors of the films Brooklyn to Benin: A Vodou Pilgrimage and African Odyssey: Ancestral Memories.

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