A movie that may change the way you see slavery written in the 70’s when race relations were at it’s worst. It’s a documentary done in a narrative style. Of it’s own it earns 4 stars and a bonus star for being based on a true story. Rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Find on Youtube.com “The film is based on true events in which the filmmakers go back in time and visit antebellum America, using period documents to examine, in graphic detail, the racist ideology and degrading conditions faced by Africans under slavery. Because of the use of published documents and materials from the public record, the film labels itself a documentary, though all footage is re-staged using actors. Though the film is presented as a documentary, it is more of a historical drama or docudrama because of its fantasy framing device of the directors travelling back in time combined with the re-staging of historical events.”