Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make film. Start yours today.
Based on a true story, Drama, Period and Historical
Born into slavery and brought up on the Turner plantation, Nat’s quick-wittedness is recognised early on by the owners, who take him in to be educated alongside their son Samuel. However, this period of favour is shortlived, and he is soon returned to the field, with his ability to read put to use in his new role as preacher. The calming impact that his words have upon the other slaves is in high demand as unrest stirs in neighbouring plantations, and soon his owner and former playmate Samuel comes up with a scheme to sell Nat’s talent as a speaker. As they travel to deliver placatory speeches, the widespread brutality that Nat witnesses force him to question his role in supporting the status quo.
Colonial courtroom drama following the saga of the slave rebellion aboard La Amistad, highlighting the horrors and responses to slavery.
14+ years 148 mins
The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted from New York and sold into slavery in 1841.
16+ years 129 mins
Unsettling drama based on Toni Morrison's novel about a mysterious woman who enters the life of a former slave and is related to her disturbing past.
14+ years 165 mins
Club Leaders can rate films! Help other club leaders decide if this film is suitable for use in their film club by giving it a rating.