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About the film


plantation slave reading teaching literacy


Release Date: June 01, 1996

Year    :   1996
Slogan    :   «Words Are Freedom»
Genres    :   Drama, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   Disney Channel, Hallmark Entertainment, Sarabande Productions, Signboard Films Production Inc.
Director    :   Charles Burnett
Producers    :   Dennis Stuart Murphy, Dennis Stuart Murphy
Writers    :   Bill Cain
RunTime    :   92 mins.

John is a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the true meaning of freedom.

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