Freedom Road

25/07/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 25/07/2011
  |  200 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Made-for-TV drama starring Muhammad Ali as an ex-slave who is elected to the US Senate. Narrated by Ossie Davis, the drama tracks the story of Gideon Jackson (Ali), a slave who escapes to fight against the Confederates in the American Civil War. After the war, Gideon is befriended by a wealthy African American, Francis Cardoza (Ron O'Neal), who teaches him to read and encourages him to fight back against racism using his intellect rather than violence. Gideon's tale leads him inexorably towards a role in Congress, but will racism lurk in even the highest orders of American society?

Contains moderate violence and discriminatory language and behaviour
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