Black People : The Middle Passage

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by UbZoRbShUn, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2001
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    -----------
    Location:
    ------------
    Ratings:
    +1
    Has anyone seen this on HBO? What do you think? I've only seen bits and pieces.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,977
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,177
    likewise i only seen bites & pieces of it........somebody tell me
    more of dis
     
  3. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2001
    Messages:
    2,922
    Likes Received:
    83
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Counselor
    Location:
    mid-atlantic
    Ratings:
    +85
    I think it's a most riveting documentary. The narration is powerfully performed. I love the fact that the images are more of a frame-by-frame presentation instead of a movie-like reel.

    Some of it was difficult to watch. But all of it, in my opinion, is truth.

    I recommend it as another source of historical information for our people...for all people.

    a
     
  4. poetonthedl

    poetonthedl Active Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I watched it. I found it disturbing. But the truth hurts.
     
  5. alter

    alter Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    insurrection
    Location:
    subconscious
    Ratings:
    +0
    i thought it was a little light, obviously written for a majority-population audience. it was not as gory as it could or should have been, but it was terrific, as far as it went; terrific in this sense meaning, utterly terrible. i liked the darkness of it, and the way they filmed it so that it brought the perspective of the viewer into the slave ship itself, instead of from the vantage point of the slavers themselves.
     
Loading...