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Runaway Slave (2008)

Short | Short, Drama

"Runaway Slave" is a coming of age short film, set back in the 1800s at the ripe end of slavery. As the film opens we meet Obadiah, a seventeen year old slave boy, along with his family who has just learned that President Abraham Lincoln ...See more"Runaway Slave" is a coming of age short film, set back in the 1800s at the ripe end of slavery. As the film opens we meet Obadiah, a seventeen year old slave boy, along with his family who has just learned that President Abraham Lincoln has signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing blacks from slavery. Obadiah's attitude towards this freedom soon changes from joy, to confusion, and then finally rejection - "What if nothing good comes of this freedom?" Frightened of the change this freedom will bring his family and his people, Obadiah must decide whether he will remain in a prison of fear or embrace the future with hope and courage. Written by Sean Sawyer See less
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Nov 3, 2008 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Carl Campbell
Uncle Amos Uncle Amos   See fewer
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Jamal Campbell
Obadiah Obadiah   See fewer
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Zene Coley
Man with Sign Man with Sign   See fewer
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Jalen William Desmond
Ce Ce (as Jaylin Desmond) Ce Ce (as Jaylin Desmond)   See fewer
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Teresa Desmond
Slave Woman Slave Woman   See fewer
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Venus Francois
Obadiah's Mother (as Venus Francoís) Obadiah's Mother (as Venus Francoís)   See fewer
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Sonja Herbert
Granny Granny   See fewer
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Adul Muhammed
Peanut Peanut   See fewer
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Chris Sawyer
Obadiah's Father Obadiah's Father   See fewer
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Luke Sawyer
Boy Running Boy Running   See fewer
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Monique Sawyer
Aunt Beth Aunt Beth   See fewer
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Sean Sawyer
Slave Bringing News Slave Bringing News   See fewer
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Zene
House Slave House Slave   See fewer
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