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the contradictions of fair hope

The Contradictions of Fair Hope

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THE CONTRADICTIONS OF FAIR HOPE takes viewers inside a virtually untold aspect of American history, when newly freed slaves throughout the South formed “benevolent societies” to respond to abject hunger, illness and the fear of a pauper’s grave.

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This fascinating documentary takes viewers inside a virtually untold aspect of American history, when newly freed slaves throughout the South formed “benevolent societies” to respond to abject hunger, illness and the fear of a pauper’s grave.

THE CONTRADICTIONS OF FAIR HOPE sets the stage in rural Alabama, prior to Emancipation, and traces the development, struggles, contributions and gradual loss of tradition of one of the last remaining African American benevolent societies, known as “The Fair Hope Benevolent Society.”

Providing an unprecedented look at the complex and morally ambiguous world of Fair Hope juxtaposed against the worldly pleasures of what has become known as the annual “Foot Wash” celebration, THE CONTRADICTIONS OF FAIR HOPE contrasts deity and the devil, preaching and prostitution, gospel and guns, devotion and drugs, heaven and hell…

Additional Information

Weight .10 kg
Dimensions 19 x 13.5 x 1.4 cm
Genre

documentary

Run Time

67 minutes

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Closed Captions

no

Screen Size

1.78:1

Key Cast

Whoopi Goldberg

Rating

not rated

Sound Format

Dolby