Margaret Garner

Margaret Garner

Director: Mustapha Hasnaoui

Cast: Mustapha Hasnaoui, Toni Morrison

     
 

Though officially a work of fiction, Toni Morrison's bestselling roman Beloved pulled inspiration directly from the tragic real-life case of pre-Civil War slave Margaret Garner. Garner made national headlines for escaping from bondage and killing her daughter, to save the poor girl from an inevitable return to slavery. In fact, Garner's story not onlySee more details below

Overview

Though officially a work of fiction, Toni Morrison's bestselling roman Beloved pulled inspiration directly from the tragic real-life case of pre-Civil War slave Margaret Garner. Garner made national headlines for escaping from bondage and killing her daughter, to save the poor girl from an inevitable return to slavery. In fact, Garner's story not only inspired Beloved, but prompted Morrison to author the libretto for an opera named after the 19th century woman and funded by three different opera houses. The documentary Margaret Garner profiles Garner's tale and interweaves it with the story of Denyce Graves, the African American mezzo soprano chosen for the lead in the operatic production, who struggled with her own difficult upbringing in Washington State.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
UPC:
0736899115524
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Facets
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:16:00
Sales rank:
56,394

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