Basic Black

Hollywood And The Slave Narrative

Special | 26m 41s

Can Hollywood ever tell the real story when it turns its lens on African American history? This week Basic Black asks this question and more in an examination of the film 12 Years A Slave; amid Oscar buzz and critical acclaim, this latest film to tackle slavery is a searing look at one man's struggle to escape bondage.

Aired: 11/01/13

Rating: NR

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Basic Black is a local public television program presented by GBH.