Shiaiya: Minor character. the beauty that started it all. Her father had arranged her marriage to Blade, the son of King Lenor before she was born. In the years leading up to their nuptials, she fell in love with Stone, Blade's twin brother. Blade kills Stone in a Jealous rage, Shiaiya kills herself out of misery. Blade pleads with the gods to give his life for hers, She wakes and finds her husband and her lover dead while she is made a near immortal warrior re-incarnated every 1000 years.
BELLE follows the story of Dido Elizebeth Belle, biracial daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved woman named Maria Belle. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. // dir. by Amma Asante, 2014.
Valerie Martin’s Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, and monstrously self-absorbed, seethes under the dominion of her boorish husband. In particular his relationship with her slave Sarah, who is both his victim and his mistress.
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Director: Kenneth Branagh Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay) Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden