The quotes on the bible also were disgusting and it made me question religion as well, as many times as the bible has been rewritten it makes me wonder what is real in it. We're in the midst of a new civil rights struggle, as the Black Lives Matter movement has shined a spotlight on the continuing systemic inequalities facing black Americans, as well as highlighting the vicious violence visited upon black citizens by the police apparatus of the country. As a young black male, it brings an awareness to how important the privilege of our freedom is to minorities. This video was very graphic and went into detail. Of course, because of its realism, it cannot be recommended to everyone.
He becomes a changed man. Whites thought that they were the superior race and tried to make others believe that God is white. I hated how the narrator speaking about slaves in the slave ship spoke. Jacopetti and Prosperi are all showing it uncensored and without mercy. This movie really depicts the position of the black man or woman as slaves and truly gets in depth with the lifestyle that has been to reprogram the african to help the american in any possible way. To know that during that time frame white people treated black people beyond subhuman is ridiculous.
The veterinarian was explaining characteristics like the lack of blue pigmentation in the eyes, wide-spread nostrils, and the extremely large genitalia. I think that right or wrong this is a film that will get you talking and thinking and wondering, which is what the film is suppose to do. The first 100 minutes or so are just an endless series of scenes where Blacks are humiliated. This, even today, has never been thoroughly addressed by America. While Roots covered the same subject matter a whole lot better, it came nowhere near delivering the visceral reaction of this film. I totally agree with you on that I feel like Goodbye Uncle Tom opens your eyes to a lot things it is basically forcing you to face the reality of what really took place back in that time. The music excellent score by Riz Ortolani and the cinematography are fascinating, and this is a real bona piece of seventies Spaghetti film-making.
This could possibly be due to the fact that, as with slavery itself, Goodbye Uncle Tom is a difficult subject to discuss, as it examples worst aspects of human nature, and forces us face the discomforting contents head on. The nerve at which Addio Zio Tom tugs is still incredibly raw, 40 years after its release. Alcott: the ugly duckling gradually evincing talent in a Yankee context, committed to a world where women doughtily make do because men are shiftless, though pretentious and important, gamely scribbling hack work to eke out the family purse. Also how the slave girls would push an object to provide shower water for the young white girl to shower. However, what makes this scene painful to watch is his attempt in justifying his position in society without acknowledging his own oppression.
I also understand how one might think that the current descendants of those same slaves have come so far, and I agree with the latter. Goodbye, Uncle Tom is one of the Mondo films released in Italy in the seventies. If they had epilepsy they would hang them by their feet upside down until they stopped. They always wanted to see themselves as the good guys, but ones the truth came out on how African Americans were really treated the tables turned. Be advised, this film is not a pleasant experience nor is it for the faint of heart.
He tells Tom that if he were grown up, this would never happen. He reads The Confessions of Nat Turner - a true-life account of a slave who massacred a number of slaver families in 1831 - and fantasises about killing the honkies around him. Some money reportedly changed hands in that case. So yes, the American version was racist. I warn pretty much everyone else to stay far, far away. Later when they were on a ship they gather nearly 100 Africans chained up and threw later on them to assume that would clean them. I was very apprehensive about watching the entire movie and I watched some scenes due to the weak stomach I have when it comes to visually seeing what happen to slaves in the past.
Color was such an important factor in determining social rank. Many people who watch this movie will develop intense hatred and extreme disappointment for the white people in that time, however I believe that several of the enslaved Africans are to be blamed as well. Moving forward to the scene where the men are on the ship, that was probably one of the many most disturbing scenes in the video, It disturbed me because the living conditions, the maintenance of where they were being held and how they were being held was very poor. Next the filmmakers visit a slave ship discharging its cargo, consisting of several hundred Africans suffering from disease and malnutrition. These white Americans really took advantage of these African American to treat them as animals, no one should ever have to face situations like this.
I feel the same way. The film overall was brutally disturbing it really went into details about how slaves were treated back then and the horrible environments they were in. I wish I was educated more about our people because what I knew did not compare to this. The more I see a whole lot of nonsense. The scene of the mammy beating the 13-year-old evoked emotion from me as well. It exposes the wicked nature of Europeans and the oppressive facets of Racism and Capitalism.
There were plenty of gruesome scene in this movie that brought me to tears. Most of those who have seen it, have not understood. It was the filmmakers' intention not to pander to a politically correct theory that slaves of the 1840's had a 1970's awareness of their situation. This video hurts me to the core and to see how far we have become and society is somewhat the same because of a skin color is depressing. In one scene of the movie, a group of men carried a slave back to their home because he had run away. I truly give respect and love to the African American.
These arguments are presented a couple times throughout the movie. Even though the film is over thirty years old I think it is as good as any of the great documentaries we have now such as Crumb, Bowling For Columbine or Tarnation. It's incredibly offensive and bizarre beyond imagination, but oddly compelling. The scenes of blacks being at the vet instead of an actual doctor showed how ignorant people were at the time and the comments on black people not having souls or feelings when there was so much pain induced onto them. What can one get out of a film like Goodbye Uncle Tom? Overall the movie was very informative and provided great and insightful light to the treatment of slaves.