In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law.

Directors: Susanna Styron
Actors: Martin Sheen, John Franklin Sawyer, Scott Terra, Ginnie Randall, Darrell Larson, Deborah Hedwall, Jonathan Parks Jordan, Erin Underwood, Alice Rogers, Monica Hewes, Daniel Treat
Countrys: USA

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
4.5 1,038 1998-09-22 89

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Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorSusanna StyronCinematographyHiro Narita
MusicVan Dyke ParksWriterWilliam Styron
WriterSusanna StyronWriterBridget Terry

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