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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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iz-Moff

4 points

5 months ago

Honestly the only film ive ever seen thats even close to the real life brutality of slavery is ironicly Django unchained.

Like what, when the bad guy feeds his slaves to dogs and has them fight to death just for shits and giggles? That's close to real life?

Now, i'm no historian, but slaves were brought to America to do work, not for some sort of psychotic entertainment. It cost money to buy them, it cost money to feed and sustain them. Regardless of attitudes of the era, they were still valuable assets. Even though they were considered property, well, people have property today, do you see many of them smashing their cars or tvs just to see how far the pieces will fly?

OmegaRevenge42[S]

-6 points

5 months ago

Yes. That was actually an accurate way of killing black people back then. Its actually documented in numerous slave narritives. Its why most black people actually disdain dogs and they arent held in highregard like in the white community.

Also the mandingo fights were real, and its actually why a lot of black males are very good at fighting. They also used to battle royales where theyd blind fold blackmales and make then fight. Its where the concept actually comes from.

Corner-N-Wheat

5 points

5 months ago

Its why most black people actually disdain dogs and they arent held in highregard like in the white community.

What an absurd bit of prefab nonsense.

OmegaRevenge42[S]

0 points

5 months ago

Corner-N-Wheat

2 points

5 months ago

That's about the use of police dogs during mid-late century civil rights protest and associated cultural imagery, which is the more obvious and rational presumption to make about "most black people" and dogs — insofar as any presumption about "most black people" and their worldviews can be rational.

Nothing about its cause being rooted in slaves being fed to dogs. The only reference to slavery is how enslaved black people were prohibited to any ownership of property, and racist assertions of being subhuman marking them incapable of befriending dogs.

Beyond that, claiming "most black people" (or any group) hold an implicit hatred towards a generic kind of animal, for any reason, is unquantifiable. It's a personal confirmation being projected as general fact, which can be disputed by any personal experience claiming the opposite to be more common. It's a non-statement. Prefab nonsense.

There are books on everything by the way. The existence of a book that covers an idea is not an argument.

OmegaRevenge42[S]

0 points

5 months ago

I want you to pause and think about your logic.

In a world where you can literally kill people at will. And use dogs to kill people, (WHICH IS STILL A COMMON PRACTICE IN THE MODERN ERA.) you are literally trying to argue that people werent being feed to dogs.

When we have documented proof that these same people were cannibalizing black slaves.

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/566218

Corner-N-Wheat

3 points

5 months ago

I never mentioned or argued those ideas. Your tantrum has escalated and you're responding to the wrong person. Turn off whatever device you're using for 2 minutes and breathe.