Watched the film 2 nights ago...Wow superb performances. I'm not a crier but I gulped a lot ! Felt a little sick afterwards....but I know there are many stories about humanity that are very ugly...the stories need to be told.
So true...as a matter of fact the KKK was deeply entrenched in the with the southern baptist church.
Fri 7 Mar, 2014 04:18 pm
Fri 7 Mar, 2014 09:01 pm
Germlat: Felt a little sick afterwards....but I know there are many stories about humanity that are very ugly...the stories need to be told.
That's awfully hypocritical of you, Germy.
Sat 8 Mar, 2014 04:17 am
I haven't seen "12 Years a Slave", i'll wait til it's on TV later.
I hope it's better than the last big slavery show called "Roots" which was allegedly a true story and aired in the 1970's- WIKI- Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley and first published in 1976. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States, and follows his life and the lives of his alleged descendants in the U.S. down to Haley. The release of the novel, combined with its hugely popular television adaptation, Roots (1977), led to a cultural sensation in the United States and together are considered one of the most important works of the twentieth century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roots:_The_Saga_of_an_American_Family
It later turned out that Roots was not only a pack of lies, but author Haley had also thieved chunks of it from another writer. I'm not surprised; I watched the show back then and could smell a fish right from the start-
WIKI- Genealogists have since disputed Haley's research and conclusions. Additionally, in 1978 Harold Courlander filed suit in the U.S. District Court charging that Alex Haley, the author of Roots, had copied 81 passages from his novel, The African. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Haley