The Book of Negroes

2014 TV-PG 1 season

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The Book of Negroes

2014 TV-PG 1 season
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Centering on strong-willed Aminata Diallo, this engrossing miniseries recounts her life from the time of her abduction and ensuing enslavement on a Southern plantation to her escape from bondage and efforts to return to her African homeland.
Genres
TV Shows
Moods
Inspiring, Dark
SEASON  1
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Summary of Season 1 (2014) - 2 discs

Though tremendous suffering is a hallmark of Aminata Diallo's life after she's abducted from West Africa and sold into slavery, her resilience and strong will remain unbowed as she seeks freedom and a return to her homeland.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.77:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Book of Negroes is a standout six-part miniseries chronicling an African woman's quest for freedom after years of enslavement. It views historical events -- and the evils of slavery -- through a realistic and often sobering lens but tends to focus on the main character's strength and resilience rather than on the horrors of her struggles. You'll see violent acts such as stabbings, shootings, and beatings with some blood, along with simulated sex (including implied rape). Some characters drink alcohol. You'll also hear some characters use the "N" word.

Sexual Content

Sex is simulated with bare skin, but no sensitive parts are shown; implied rape.

Violence

Beatings, stabbings, shootings, and some sexual violence (strongly implied but not shown); some blood but not overly gory.

Language

Black men and women are referred to as "bucks" and "wenches"; some characters use the "N" word.

Social Behavior

The series explores the horrors of slavery but focuses more on the strengths of the main characters' relationship and their shared quest to find freedom. Bad things happen, but the central message is to keep moving forward. The tone is both challenging and inspiring.

Consumerism

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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