The Patriot (2000)
As for the scenes where windows are visible, the camera needed to be stopped down and the interior lighting had ramped up to approximately three times the normal settings to compensate for the exterior light, plus the setup required many more lights and reflectors to fill in the projected shadows, including those concealed behind furniture. This is a typical lighting problem that is frequently seen in marketing images for window shutters and drapery.
Resembling the low, rice-growing lands of west Africa, it saw the arrival of many slaves that were brought there after being captured in what is now Sierra Leone. It is surrounded by marshland particularly around the southern end and, with several virtually interlocking islands being to the east, it only has exposure to the Atlantic at the north and south ends. The location depicted in the film, while being geographically inaccurate, is near the southern end of the island on the eastern shore.
Benjamin describes it as being, "right under the British noses." It did not provide much of a strategic benefit and would not have a British presence. Even so, the family would not have been difficult to find, which makes the use of it more of a narrative convenience than a practicality.