Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director:

Kevin Willmott

Writer:

Kevin Willmott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kirsch Greg Kirsch ... Confederate Family Dad
Renee Patrick Renee Patrick ... Confederate Family Mom
Molly Graham Molly Graham ... Confederate Family Child
William Willmott William Willmott ... Confederate Family Slave / Frederick Douglas (voice) (as Will Willmott)
Rupert Pate Rupert Pate ... Sherman Hoyle
Evamarii Johnson Evamarii Johnson ... Patricia Johnson
Greg Hurd Greg Hurd ... Mr. Johnson
Ryan L. Carroll Ryan L. Carroll ... Bobby
Don Carlton Don Carlton ... Colonel Bloodhound
Kevin McKinney ... Blackface Abraham Lincoln
Will Averill Will Averill ... Blackface Harriet Tubman
Arlo Kasper Arlo Kasper ... Old Abraham Lincoln
Joe Bugni Joe Bugni ... Car Guy No. 1
Troy Moore ... Car Guy No. 2
Jennifer Coville Jennifer Coville ... Daisie
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Storyline

Set in an contemporary alternative world where the Confederate States of America managed to win the American Civil War, a British film documentary examines the history of this nation. Beginning with its conquest of the northern states, the film covers the history of this state where racial enslavement became triumphant and the nation carried sinister designs of conquest. Interspersed throughout are various TV commercials of products of a virulent racist nature as well as public service announcements promoting this tyranny. Only at the end do you learn that there is less wholly imagined material in the film than you might suspect. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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What if the South had won the War? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong thematic material involving racial issues, language and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The reason San Francisco was chosen as the place the audience watches the "documentary" was because the filmmakers wanted the irony of portraying a traditionally ultra-liberal city in the ultra-conservative Confederacy. See more »

Goofs

Since this film deals with an alternate history which diverged from our timeline in 1863, all so-called anachronisms and factual errors dealing with events from that point on should be regarded as plot holes at best, and redundant at least. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[commercial for Confederate Family Insurance]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: A man fills many roles in his lifetime: provider, protector, master of the house. As a father you have a vital role in your family's life. They depend on you to be there. We help to make sure you can fulfill that promise, because
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: no matter what they call you
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: at the end of the day
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: you know you're just
[pause]
[...]
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Connections

Spoofs The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

A Great Adventure
Written by Thom Alexander and Michael Paull
Performed by Thom Alexander and Michael Paull
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Brilliant idea, quite well done
20 August 2005 | by peterell-1See all my reviews

This is an extremely thought-provoking, humorous and sometimes disturbing movie. The performances of some of the actors could be better and the low budget sometimes shows through, but it is such a unique idea and the discussions it causes are so enlightening, that the filmmaker should be given an award just for bravery. I don't know what the nay-sayers were thinking when they wrote some of these comments. They must have seen a different film, this is not Saturday night live satire, it is much darker. Think Dr. Strangelove in blackface!

The fact that it is all based on real plans of the confederacy and real products that have existed in the united states makes it even more frightening. I strongly recommend it.

-Peter


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America See more »

Filming Locations:

Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,706, 9 October 2005

Gross USA:

$672,156

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$744,165
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hodcarrier Films See more »
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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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