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Runaway Slave (2008)

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"Runaway Slave" is a coming of age short film, set back in the 1800s at the ripe end of slavery. As the film opens we meet Obadiah, a seventeen year old slave boy, along with his family who... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Carl Campbell ...
Uncle Amos
Jamal Campbell ...
Obadiah
Zene Coley ...
Man with Sign
Jalen William Desmond ...
Ce Ce (as Jaylin Desmond)
Teresa Desmond ...
Slave Woman
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Obadiah's Mother (as Venus FrancoĆ­s)
Sonja Herbert ...
Granny
Carl Irick ...
Amos
Adul Muhammed ...
Peanut
Chris Sawyer ...
Obadiah's Father
Luke Sawyer ...
Boy Running
Monique Sawyer ...
Aunt Beth
Sean Sawyer ...
Slave Bringing News
Damiyr Shuford ...
Peanut
Zene ...
House Slave
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"Runaway Slave" is a coming of age short film, set back in the 1800s at the ripe end of slavery. As the film opens we meet Obadiah, a seventeen year old slave boy, along with his family who has just learned that President Abraham Lincoln has signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing blacks from slavery. Obadiah's attitude towards this freedom soon changes from joy, to confusion, and then finally rejection - "What if nothing good comes of this freedom?" Frightened of the change this freedom will bring his family and his people, Obadiah must decide whether he will remain in a prison of fear or embrace the future with hope and courage. Written by Sean Sawyer

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3 November 2008 (USA)  »

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$1,100 (estimated)
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While this film takes place during the Civil War many of the slave are wearing modern athletic shoes. See more »

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Surrender
Written and Performed by Farayi Moore
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