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The Civil War: Slavery & Cinema

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A Scene From "12 Years A Slave"

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

A panel of history professors traces the evolution of slavery as depicted in film since the 1930s. Drawing examples from films like “Mandingo,” “Amistad” and “12 Years a Slave,” panelists discuss how filmmakers have framed the idea of slavery. They also describe changes in race relations and gender portrayals in films and how slave characters have shifted from the background into leading roles. 

Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 10:48am (ET)

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