Robert J. Thompson: “A lot of people have made the case that, context be damned, the idea of showing that slavery exists in a modern industrial society — it’s the very presentation of that speculation that causes problems.” Image from CSA: The Confederate States of America (The Weinstein Company/IFC Films)

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Two forthcoming drama series pivoting off the Civil War show how the debate over slavery, spark of that conflict, rages in the culture, and the national psyche, 150+ years after war’s end

Michael Eric Ross
Aug 4, 2017 · 8 min read
Poster for CSA: The Confederate States of America (IFC Films)
Larry Willmore (Comedy Central)

“If you can draw a line between what we’re seeing in the country today with voter suppression, mass incarceration, lack of access to public education and healthcare … to our past and shared history, that’s an important line to draw and a conversation worth having. [The producers] acknowledge this has a high degree of difficulty. It’s a risk worth taking.”

Poster for Djanbo Unchained

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