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Cora Unashamed (2000)

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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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(as Deborah M. Pratt)

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(short story), (teleplay)
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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
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Josephine (as Tinashe Kachingwe)
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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25 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Very, very good.
9 August 2004 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie very, very late one evening. (Our PBS station replays the prime time shows after midnight. Good for sleepless night owls!). I have to say, I was floored by the not only the cast, but the plot and direction as well. It is terse, succint, yet eloquent. Right after the showing there was a mini "promo" on other tele-plays to come. These were all from the same series "American Short Stories" Sadly, these other plays never seemed to have come to fruition. But I was glad this one made it. I highly suggest it. Especially for anyone interested in African American literature, a truly under-appreciated, incredibly important form of American writing.


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