It's1865. Slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home, and in Jewish homes the freedom festival of Passover is being celebrated. Into war-torn Richmond comes a young, severely wounded Jewish Confederate officer.
Based on a narrative written by Northrup in 1853, the film takes you inside slavery, from the slaves' point of view.
Paul Jennings was born a slave on President Madison's estate in Montpelier, Virginia, in 1799. In 2009, Paul Jennings' descendants arrived at the White House for a private tour.
"The Abolitionists" should be seen by as many viewers as possible and shown widely in public schools.
"Django Unchained" takes a central tragedy of American history and re-imagines it as exploitation-film revenge fantasy.