I ran across this movie on tv while feeling down and out about my continual job loss in my middle aged years along with health issues and no insurance . I did not see the beginning sadly but this movie captured and held my attention to the end! I had no idea until the end that it was a true story and that stabbed my heart to read on the screen that it was. I can't get over how this happened to that woman to be so enslaved but I know that it has happened in many other places in the U.S. during those times and many other times befor and after thening e 1940s. Era to my people. I just don't know if I could have survived that happening to me but she did for the sake of her children especially if it was indeed true the part in the movie where the white man said he would burn down the home where she and her mother and children lived if he did not go with her when he always came to get her. I will try to find this book in the library to read about it. Yes Ms Arnold deserves to be awarded for her portrayal in this movie and it needs to be on screens in theaters all over this country!
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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