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African Odysseys

Harriet

+ Q&A with educator and author Dr Michelle Asantewa, and a Skype appearance from director Kasi Lemmons (work permitting)

Meet Harriet Tubman, a remarkable woman who escaped US slavery in 1849, and then went on to save over 70 more enslaved Africans.

Image from Harriet + Q&A with educator and author Dr Michelle Asantewa, and a Skype appearance from director Kasi Lemmons (work permitting)

USA 2019
Dir Kasi Lemmons
With Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr, Clarke Peters
125min
Digital
Certificate 12A

An epic new drama following the life of Harriet Tubman, a remarkable woman who escaped slavery in the US in 1849 and travelled alone over 100 miles on foot to arrive in the first free state of Philadelphia. She would become the most famous conductor on the ‘underground railroad’ – returning 13 times to help over 70 more enslaved Africans escape the living hell of slavery. Don’t miss this vital story in the history of the US, with an impressive cast and directed by one of the few Black female directors in Hollywood.

Tickets £6.50



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