Written July 15, 2012
It is an eye opening documentary that most Americans, especially black Americans, should see.
Written June 24, 2013
I met C.L. Bryant at the showing of this movie. I asked why he, being African American, would dare make a movie that at once depicts some members of the African American community as power-hungry liars and others as blind sheep misled by false prophets, both white and African American.
His reply nearly broke my heart: "Because I love my brothers and sisters and want for them the freedom so many have died to achieve. Many have rejected me for trying to remove their blinders, but I love them none the less."
This film is saddening and yet presents hope of where we can improve as a nation, by removing the bonds of economic slavery. An excellent documentary of historical fact, contrasted with today's emotional manipulation of Americans.
We have much work to do.
Written July 29, 2016
This documentary is well conceived, and very well executed. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, because it speaks to the very touchy subject of racism with fortitude, intellectual honesty and even-handedness. I appreciate the fact that those with different viewpoints are allowed, even encouraged, to speak their minds openly and without being harshly judged. This film boldly assesses racism from angles that I have never seen addressed publicly. Furthermore, it removes the mask from various expressions of racism, but does not demonize anyone. Rather it humanizes everyone, so that blind hatred or rejection becomes less palatable, and every opinion is given fair consideration. I was inspired by the story of the main character, and found myself identifying closely with his experience of exclusion resulting in liberation. All Americans would find themselves challenged by this film to grow in understanding of others, regardless of color or culture. I recommend it for everyone 12 and older.
Written July 07, 2012
The movie is terrific. It is inspiring and encouraging. Filled with information important in todays society...it encourages many with hope America can still return to the constitution we were founded on with individuals standing on our own feet. Freeing ourselves from the dependency and the tyranny of the plantation mentality hindering our true freedom, we will rise up returning America to One Nation Under God.
Written August 05, 2012
Courageous look at race relations today in the USA. Something everyone should see and think about. We are much more united than those that profit from division would have us believe.