Emancipation

Release date:TBD

Studio:N/A

Director:Antoine Fuqua

MPAA Rating:N/A

Screenwriter:

Starring:Will Smith

Genre:Action, History, Biography

Plot Summary:

The film will be based on Peter, a runaway slave forced to outwit cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey North to join the Union Army. After showing his bare back during an Army medical examination, photos were taken of the scars from an overseer's whipping that nearly killed him. When the photo, which became known as "The Scourged Back," was published by the Independent and Harper's Weekly in 1863, it proved as the biggest proof of the cruelty of slavery in America. 

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