The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The journey becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey, he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.Written by
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[reading to David Lee from W.E.B. Du Bois' "Of the Training of Black Men"]
"The longing of black men must have respect."
[pauses to explain to David Lee]
Which means a man and a woman are human and must be treated that way.
"The rich and bitter depth of their experience, the unknown treasures of their inner life, the strange rendings of nature they have seen, may give the world new points of view and make their loving, living, and doing precious to all human hearts. And to ...
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This movie was nominated for four Oscars and I would agree that it is a very deserving movie. It's a touching story of courage and endurance, from the award-winning novel by William Armstrong, which has been successfully translated to the big screen with excellent cinematography and acting.
The story is about a poor African-American family of Louisiana share-croppers struggling to survive during the early days of the Great Depression. 'Sounder' is the name of their faithful dog, whose bark I can still hear in my head as I write!
After watching the movie I put on Gregory Peck's classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' again. Both movies seemed to fit together quite well and explored similar themes of difficult race relations in the Deep South and an inadequate legal system.
If you liked 'Sounder' you may also like 'Fried Green Tomatoes'.
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