Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Maryland in 1822. In her 20s she escaped but then sought to rescue family members through the ‘Underground Railroad’. In time she helped guide dozens of slaves to safety. She lived to be 90 and later in life she campaigned for women’s suffrage. Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet in a film which focuses on her work in helping slaves find freedom. Acclaimed by audiences world wide this reminder of the barbaric treatment routinely dealt to Black Americans remains relevant in a world in which slavery yet exists - albeit in more hidden forms.
This screening is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn
Director: Kasi Lemmon