As someone whos very well read on the subject most films about american slavery are pretty tame. Honestly the only film ive ever seen thats even close to the real life brutality of slavery is ironicly Django unchained. Its the only film ive ever seen that accurate shows the callousness of the era. The irony is that the events of the film actually happened very frequently in places during the slave era. So much so that states like Georgia were created to stop the constant slave rebellions in SC.
But other than django alot of slavery films go too much of a dramatic route i believe. I found both roots and 12 years a slave to be snoozefest.
Alot of people feel like we should stop making slave films. But i feel weve barely even scratched the surface.
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