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CSA: The Confederate States of America (2005)

CSA: The Confederate States of America (2005)

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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.

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Cast

Greg Kirsch
as Confederate Family Dad
Renee Patrick
as Confederate Family Mom
Molly Graham
as Confederate Family Child
William Willmott
as Confederate Family Slave
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 Lincoln
Will Averill
as Blackface Harriet Tubman
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 Fauntroy V
Julia Christie Othmer
as British Film Producer
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 (66) | Top Critics (24)

"C.S.A." tells a counter-story of how slavery survives to the present day-and it uses traces of contemporary pop culture to show that the notion isn't really even such a stretch.

February 16, 2017 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

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.

June 16, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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

June 16, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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.

April 7, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

A piece of well-crafted righteous indignation.

March 30, 2006 | Full Review…
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.

March 24, 2006 | Rating: 4/4
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for CSA: The Confederate States of America

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
Brett Warren

Super Reviewer

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

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

It was SOOOOO boring!!! But, it was an interesting concept and the way the film was put together was really unique in my opinion. I don't know if I believe the story though. That's not what I think would have happened.

Lovable Misanthrope
Lovable Misanthrope

Super Reviewer

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