Making Uncle Tom

Institute History

  • 1999 January Screenwriters Lab


The inspiring story of two black men, one an angry firebrand comedian, the other an assimilist actor. Together they embark on an exploration of personal identity, community responsibility and redemption in the making of the controversial film version of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.


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