Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

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Director: Charles Haid
     
 

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This miniseries details the complex real-life relationship between Thomas Jefferson (Sam Neill), author of the Declaration of Independence and his slave Sally Hemings (Carmen Ejogo). Fuelled by recent DNA evidence of the Hemings-Jefferson relationship, the miniseries sidesteps much of Jefferson's political life and instead focuses on the love story. Though she…  See more details below

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This miniseries details the complex real-life relationship between Thomas Jefferson (Sam Neill), author of the Declaration of Independence and his slave Sally Hemings (Carmen Ejogo). Fuelled by recent DNA evidence of the Hemings-Jefferson relationship, the miniseries sidesteps much of Jefferson's political life and instead focuses on the love story. Though she acquired her freedom at age 16 while traveling with Jefferson to France, she faithfully remained with her lover throughout his life in spite of emotional consequences to both her brother and her children -- who were doomed to be sold as slaves.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
UPC:
0707729109730
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
HALLMARK

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Neill Thomas Jefferson
Carmen Ejogo Sally Hemings
Diahann Carroll Betty Hemings
Mare Winningham Martha Jefferson
Mario Van Peebles James Hemings
René Auberjonois James Callender
Zeljko Ivanek Thomas Mann Randolph
Lawrence Gilliard Henry Jackson
Kevin Conway Thomas Paine
Amelia Heinle Harriet Hemings
Chris Stafford Peter Carr
Kelly Rutherford Maria Cosway
Kathryn Meisle Dolly Madison
June Gable Madam Dupre
Jeffrey Alan Chandler Adrien Petit
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Actor

Technical Credits
Charles Haid Director
Tina Andrews Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Andrew Doerfer Editor
Liz Marx Casting
Joel McNeely Score Composer
Donald M. Morgan Cinematographer
Jay Patterson Sound/Sound Designer
Gerrit Van Der Meer Producer
Kim Williams Casting

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Sally Hemings: An American Scandal 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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A beautiful movie inspiring, touching, romantic and um, well, SAD!! I would definitely watch it, a historical "fiction" fan or not. Sam Niell plays a dashing Jefferson and Carmen Ejogo is a perfect Sally Hemings. Their performances will break your heart! A definite favorite.... but be prepared to weep!!!
lights-camera-action More than 1 year ago
I am sure there is more fiction than historical fact however this is a truly American love story that is worth viewing. Outstanding supporting cast. Mare Winningham & Diahann Carroll are excellent. The chemistry between Sam Neill and Carmen Ejogo is explosive! Their performances surely make the unlikely romantic pairing believable. Break out the tissue box, sit back and enjoy this enriching and so American love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this moive both lovely and incagging i have always been the tall and history nerd and always will be but in this moive you do not have to be a nerd to love this moive I write alot of stories about history and this moive has all that I love to study. I rember going to the Monticello and seeing that stairway i rember it i do I am old and gray and my time might close but I can rember looking down at it.
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