Harriet in the cinema: Moses was a woman

In America, we no longer have to introduce Harriet Tubman. In this country: it was the most famous black's Escape help of an auxiliary organization, the Underg

Harriet in the cinema: Moses was a woman

In America, we no longer have to introduce Harriet Tubman. In this country: it was the most famous black's Escape help of an auxiliary organization, the Underground Railroad, the half of the second half of the nineteenth century, many slaves escape from the South to the North. The story of your life is spectacular. That "Harriet" with the amazing Cynthia Erivo, in the main, the first feature film role, nevertheless, about them is, after all, after several operas and mini-series for television, can only be explained by the fact that the movie studios have favored black heroines so far, just.

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As Araminta Ross Harriet Tubman born around 1820 on the Brodess plantation in Dorchester, Maryland. Your father is your mother and you and all your siblings are not. You work for the family Brodess, and as the only reward for it is Sunday gravy on white bread. Without Roasting, of course, the food their owners. The owner, Edward Brodess has not kept the promise of his grandfather, Harriet's family, if her mother is 45. Instead, he has sold some of the daughters who will never see them again, and wants to have of the remaining the babies, even if their fathers are available Black. He allows you to be generous, to be married, but only because children will not increase his possessions. Conversations, he ended with the sentence: "now get off my porch."

"I felt like I was in heaven"

Not everything about this Film is historically accurate. Some of this is simplified, a few things changed. The son of Gideon Brodess (Joe Alwyn), the antagonists of the film, there has not been so. Also, the fact that the real Harriet Tubman was loaned again to other farms, which facilitated their escape, remains unmentioned.

But the one scene that will not be forgotten, which is as real as it can only be: Since Tubman is as an escaped slave, shortly before the border to Pennsylvania. You are going to be in the South, you can now finally to be able to a free life, and looks at the fields in front of you, behind which, somewhere, forty miles further, Philadelphia is waiting for you.

It is a great Moment of your life and a great Moment of this film. The real Harriet Tubman later recalled it: "When I realized that I had crossed the line, looked at my hands to see if I was still the same Person. Over all, the Shine was the sun threw its light golden through the trees and on the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.“

hallucinations as a life-saving visions of the future

You accept that Kasi Lemmons knew this quote, as she led the script and participated in the drafting of steward and Director. That you did not succumb to the temptation, sphere, chants, slow-motion or soft focus to the Gravitas Express, but the actual Moment even hide, because his Approach is so great – it is a Testament to the sensibility of the whole Film went.

In America, where the Film was not only commercially successful, but also for two Oscars was nominated, criticized some of their presentation of the visions of Harriet Tubman's, which gives her the Aura of a chosen few. But the God-fearing Tubman had hallucinations after a severe head injury in fact, again and again, and told himself that it was visions of the future, the God to see her.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 14:20

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