The haunting portrait of an Armenia woman with tattoos on her face, indicates that she was ‘owned’ by someone as a forced wife and sex-slave during the years of the Armenian Genocide. "Grandma’s Tattoos" unveils the story of the Armenian women driven out of Ottoman Turkey during the First World War-Armenian Genocide.
The Mississippi Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Miss in 1961. These are the faces of the Civil Rights Movement that are rarely spoken of. It wasn't just black folks who marched, but Jewish and white american who also spoke out and fought for civil rights. Some went to jail and some died. Lest we all forget the price that was paid for all of us.
Banished vividly recounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America when thousands of African Americas were driven from their homes & communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. In fear for their lives, black people left these towns & never returned to reclaim their property. The film features black families determined to go to any length to reconstruct their families past & gain some justice for their ancestors & themselves.
The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the U.S. Congress as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. It was one of the most controversial acts of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears of a 'slave power conspiracy'. It declared that all runaway slaves be brought back to their masters. Abolitionists nicknamed it the "Bloodhound Law" for the dogs that were used to track down runaway slaves