The Book of Negroes

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  265 min.
DVD: April 7, 2015

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Cast: Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Louis Gossett, Jr.

Synopsis

A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, THE BOOK OF NEGROES recounts the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo, an indomitable African woman who survives in a world in which everything seems to be against her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa then sold into slavery in South Carolina, Aminata navigates her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, before finally securing her freedom in England at the dawn of the 19th century.

Director: Clement Virgo
Studio: Entertainment One
Screenplay: Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo

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