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The Underground Railroad - Official Trailer | Prime Video        Amazon Prime        15 April 2021

 

“Nothing was given, all was earned.

Hold on to what belongs to you.”

 

From Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins

and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead

comes the Amazon Original limited series "The Underground Railroad".

 

Premiering May 14 on Prime Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pq5Usc_JDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Underground Railroad        Amazon Prime Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As in several recent stories

— the movie “Harriet,”

the series “Underground” —

an abolitionist network abets Cora

and Caesar’s escape.

 

But in a magic-realist twist,

this underground railroad is no metaphor.

 

It’s a rough-hewed network

that honeycombs the country,

its stations ranging from grotty caverns

to palatial terminals.

 

“Just look outside as you speed through,”

a railway worker tells them,

and you’ll see the true face of America.”

 

That face proves

to be multiple and monstrous.

 

Cora’s journey

into an alternative antebellum America

takes her to South Carolina,

where a paternalistic regime

of uplifting Black people

hides sinister intentions;

 

North Carolina,

of the horrific Freedom Trail,

where Black people are banned entirely,

on pain of death;

 

Tennessee,

smoldering from a biblical litany of disasters;

 

and Indiana,

where free Black families

nurture a tenuous prosperity.

(The last setting

is the series’s most idyllic,

and thus its most heartbreaking.)

 

Comparisons with “Roots”

will be inevitable,

but where that mini-series explored

the sweep of slavery over generations,

“The Underground Railroad” zooms in

on how the trauma of generations

is concentrated in one mind and one body.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/
arts/television/underground-railroad-barry-jenkins-review.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/19/
opinion/underground-railroad-amazon-slavery.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/14/
996680203/underground-railroad-is-a-hard-but-beautiful-reflection-on-black-pain

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/
arts/television/underground-railroad-barry-jenkins-review.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/10/
994616279/underground-railroad-director-barry-jenkins-sees-film-as-an-empathy-machine

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/may/10/
therapist-on-set-william-jackson-harper-underground-railroad-barry-jenkins-pulitzer

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/may/09/
barry-jenkins-the-underground-railroad-interview-moonlight

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/06/
arts/television/the-underground-railroad-barry-jenkins.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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