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CSA: The Confederate States of America (2005)



Critic Consensus: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

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What if the South had won the Civil War? 'CSA' ventures a glimpse at such a world. It simulates the experience of watching the grand history of the Confederate nation as it fights to preserve its antebellum way of life. After triumphing at Gettysburg, the South sends Lincoln packing to Canada and gets cozy in the White House. The long-term result is slavery of all non-Aryans, an all-out conquest and apartheid in Latin America, an alliance with Hitler, a Cold War with Canada, and a slave shopping network.more
Rating: PG-13 (for strong thematic material involving racial issues, language and disturbing images)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kevin Wilmott, Kevin Willmott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 8, 2006
Box Office: $0.4M
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Greg Kirsch
as Confederate Family D...
Renee Patrick
as Confederate Family M...
Molly Graham
as Confederate Family C...
William Willmott
as Confederate Family S...
Rupert Pate
as Sherman Hoyle
Evamarii Johnson
as Barbara Johnson
Greg Hurd
as Mr. Johnson
Don Carlton
as Colonel Bloodhound
Kevin McKinney
as Blackface Abraham Li...
Will Averill
as Blackface Harriet Tu...
Arlo Kasper
as Old Abraham Lincoln
Joe Bugni
as Car Guy No. 1
Troy Moore
as Car Guy No. 2
Lauralei Linzay
as Varina Davis
Brian Paulette
as Jefferson Davis
Larry Peterson
as John Ambrose Fauntro...
Julia Christie Othme...
as British Film Produce...
Kelly Mengelkoch
as Cartwright Nurse
Matthew Simon
as Cartwright Doctor
Dan Wildcat
as John Broadfoot
Robert Sokol
as Ruben Weinstein
Charles Frank
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for CSA: The Confederate States of America

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (26)

By slyly nudging both history and the language of television, this mock documentary about an America won by the Confederacy ... manages to be both shocking and strangely banal in equal measure.

Full Review… | June 16, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The satire comes to feel strained and the whole premise gets awfully precious, reducing social subtleties to cinematic simplicities.

Full Review… | June 16, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A sometimes incisive, sometimes amateurish look at race in America, the things we do and tolerate as a nation that are really no different from an America ruled by unrepentant slave-holders.

Full Review… | April 7, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

A piece of well-crafted righteous indignation.

Full Review… | March 30, 2006
Washington Post
Top Critic

[Writer/Director] Willmott could have easily stumbled over his own cleverness but, as with the rest of the movie, his fantasia is intellectually rigorous and makes for stimulating debate.

Full Review… | March 24, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Brimming with daring concepts though only sporadically united into a lacerating whole

Full Review… | August 30, 2009

Audience Reviews for CSA: The Confederate States of America

In this "what If" we get to see what would happen if the US was Alabama.

James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

[font=Century Gothic]"CSA: The Confederate States of America" is a chilling and meticulously researched faux documentary set in an alternate reality where the Confederate States of America won the Civil War(Here termed by one character as "The War of Northern Aggression"; proof that the victors really do write the histories.) and slavery was never abolished. On a limited budget, the movie emulates Ken Burns' style perfectly, complete with readings, archival footage, talking heads and clips of movies thankfully never made. Included are fake commercials about products which actually used to exist. [/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]Slavery is the root of all evil and it is frightening to see a modern world where it is still in use. Not only is it the cause of racism(our world and this alternate world do have striking similarities which I suppose is the point) but it also slows the country's development to a crawl. Throughout, Canada shines as a beacon of hope, drawing the brightest northwards.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]However, I do wish that the filmmakers had included more historic personalities in the mix instead of relying on the fictional Fauntroy family.(Political dynasties rarely last beyond two or three generations. Stupidity tends to creep in eventually.)[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

CSA is a thought provoking and humorous look at the sheer absurdities of white-centric world views. Like Wolfe's "Colored Museum" turned on its head, this uses parody, irony and extreme situations to jolt the viewer into an uncomfortable confrontation with certain types of thought.

Brett Warren

Super Reviewer

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