Has anyone else seen either of these movies? Uncle Tom's Cabin and Goodbye Uncle Tom?
Because I had heard so much about Uncle Tom's cabin and my curiosity got the best of me, I watched it on YouTube yesterday. Not something I usually do. (Isn't is amazing that you can get full length movies that way now?) I found it fascinating although sad. Uncle Tom, a slave, a good guy and Christian is re-sold off to a cruel 'master', in whose hands he eventually dies. The movie was originally a book which sold millions in many languages. The book and the movie brought about much controversy.
Link to Uncle Tom's Cabin:
And then because I was still curious I wanted to know more. So I stayed up late to watch Goodbye Uncle Tom. Not related to the first movie but I can understand the title. It was another eye-opener. This raw look at slavery was hard to watch at times. A little bizarre in moments, kind of made me feel sick to the stomach, but still I watched it until the end. It's not a movie (or is it considered a documentary?)I will ever watch again, but glad that I have seen it. It was like being a fly on the wall. My thoughts are how can human beings do this to others? The barbaric way that slaves were treated was just inhumane.