Django Unchained (2012 R)
Content Area
Rating
R
Length
2h 45min
Story Line
Winner of 2 Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay. With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal plantation owner.
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Teaching With This Movie
How is this movie the same as and different from other movies you may have seen about slavery? If any of the cruelties depicted in the movie strike you as made up by the filmmakers, research the practice to see whether and how it was employed by enslavers.
Idea #2
Some prominent African Americans refused to see the movie because of the appropriation of black heritage perpetrated by Quentin Tarantino and his turning slavery into spectacle for entertainment. Does it make a difference that this movie was written and directed by a white film maker? Explain your answer.