'SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME'USA, 2012.
Awards and festivals:
2013. – Black Reel Awards
2012. – Sundance Film Festival
"Slavery by Another Name" is a documentary that challenges one of American’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon, the film tells how, even though chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century, until 1945. For most Americans this is entirely new history. "Slavery by Another Name" gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.