Director : Kasi Lemmons
Studio : Focus Features
Producer(s) : Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Debra Martin Chase, Gregory Howard, Gregory Allen Howard
Cast : Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters, Tim Guinee, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Leslie Odom Jr., Tory Kittles, Deborah Ayorinde, Omar J. Dorsey, Jennifer Nettles, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Henry Hall, Nick Basta, Joseph Anderson, Antonio Bell, CJ McBath, Alexis Louder
Writer(s) : Gregory Allen Howard, Kasi Lemmons
The story of harriet tubman (cynthia erivo), who in 1849 at the age of 27, escapes the maryland plantation on which she became born and raised, leaving her husband and own family behind. leaping right into a raging river as she’s pursued by means of her captors, she survives and walks 100 miles to philadelphia, in which she’s ultimately free.
However, harriet feels a obligation to assist other slaves, which includes her own family participants, to freedom as nicely, even as keeping out of the clutches of her slave grasp gideon (joeAlwyn) who has made catching her his life’s mission.
Alongside the way, she meets northern blacks including marie (janelle monáe) and william still (leslie odom, jr.), who’ve property and feature never lived in bondage, so although they agree to assist her, they do not absolutely understand what she’s been thru.
Over the following years, within the face of developing pre-civil struggle adversity, harriet makes severa risky missions to loose masses of different slaves thru the underground railroad.