PAFF 2013 Review - Christian Lara's '1802: Freedom Now'

From Shadow and Act Mon Feb 18 2013, 18:33:07

PAFF Review - Christian Lara's "1802: Freedom Now" Christian Lara's "1802: Freedom Now" tells the story of the war between the black inhabitants of Guadeloupe (French West Indies) and Napoleon Bonaparte's army. In the film, the French wanted to reestablish slavery for blacks. In turn, the blacks fought back. In the end of the film, the fate of each character was heroic, yet dreadful. During the Q&A portion of this film, an audience member told the Director that he was glad to learn about France's black history. Mr. Lara responded with what I thought was the most touching, and significant response. By way of his...

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