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A slave fights for his family and freedom on a dangerous journey through Louisiana's swamps.


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Directed by Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") and starring Will Smith ("King Richard"), "Emancipation" tells the thrilling true story of a man who will do anything for his family and freedom. All through the life and journey of Peter, a enslaved man who risks his life to escape and return to his family during the brutalities of the American Civil War in the 19th century. To do so, he embarks on a dangerous journey of love and resistance. With Smith's star-studded performance, which returns to the screen for the first time after slapping actor Chris Rock during the Oscar ceremony, the feature film slips into some obviousness, mainly in the more technical aspect of the thing - such as photography and the already beaten way Fuqua films more dramatic scenes. However, "Emancipation: A Story of Freedom" still works as a rescue of the history of this important and true character of North American history.



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A runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.

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