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Cora Unashamed (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  25 October 2000 (USA)
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Set in the 1930's Iowa, where the Cora's family live as the community's only African-Americans. and supported only by Cora's being a housekeeper to the Studevants. When tragedy strikes, will Cora's speak the truth...with consequences?

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Cora Jenkins
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Lizbeth Studevant
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Jessie at 18
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Arthur Studevant
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Joe
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Dr. Siebels
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Ma Jenkins
Tinashe Kachingwe ...
Josephine
Molly Graham ...
Jessie at 5
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Willie Matsoulis
Tiffany M. Wren ...
Mary at 13
Melissa Albright ...
Mary at 26
Tom Woodward ...
Reverend Macelroy
Bethany Larson ...
Muriel Debord
David Fritts ...
Tom Debord
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Set in the 1930's Iowa, where the Cora's family live as the community's only African-Americans. and supported only by Cora's being a housekeeper to the Studevants. When tragedy strikes, will Cora's speak the truth...with consequences?

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Cora Unashamed
24 January 2006 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This film, to my mind, is an excellent portrayal of the values of the time. The set, costumes and camera-work are outstanding. The story in itself has a universal theme; it could have been set in any country, at any time. In a way, it reminds me of The Color Purple, also of Clara's Heart; the issues of gender and race are still relevant today, as are the issue of loveless parents leaving the care of their children to hired help. I cannot understand why this film did not receive the international recognition it deserves; I will recommend it to everyone I know. It was shown on late-night TV here in South Africa, and I stayed up until 3 a.m. just to watch it.


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