Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble Reviews

  • Jun 10, 2013

    Better than average "movie of the week". Interesting and unusual story of the struggle for abolition and equality. Based on actual historical events and persons.

    Better than average "movie of the week". Interesting and unusual story of the struggle for abolition and equality. Based on actual historical events and persons.

  • Oct 27, 2011

    Sad story about a slaver's wife who helped and supported the move for anti slavery at great cost.

    Sad story about a slaver's wife who helped and supported the move for anti slavery at great cost.

  • Mar 10, 2008

    This was a good movie about Fanny Kemble (Jane Seymour) she was a english actress and when she toured in America she meet a man and they feel in love. She accepts his proposal. His name is Pierce Butler (Keith Carradine) and he has a plantation but he tells her the slaves has it good with him. When they have been married just a short while she notice a change in him. He wants her to not be as she are a strong independent woman. To make things better they have children. Things are ok between them. Then the children are some years old they decided to go to the plantation. She almost from the first day there helps the slaves. She fix up there cottage hospital and do a lot to help them. She meets the town doctor and he later tell her about Underground Railroad and she soon gets to help slaves escape that way. Her husband does not like her helping the slaves and want to punish one of the slaves when some of them have disappeared. She then throws her over the slave an take a couple of strokes before her husband gives up and leaves. When she publish her letter,that she has written to a friend about what have been going on,her marriage is over. This woman has lived for real and she helped people get up the eyes for what was going on. Her husband wasn`t a evil man but he didn`t stand for something in a time were you should not really speak your mind.

    This was a good movie about Fanny Kemble (Jane Seymour) she was a english actress and when she toured in America she meet a man and they feel in love. She accepts his proposal. His name is Pierce Butler (Keith Carradine) and he has a plantation but he tells her the slaves has it good with him. When they have been married just a short while she notice a change in him. He wants her to not be as she are a strong independent woman. To make things better they have children. Things are ok between them. Then the children are some years old they decided to go to the plantation. She almost from the first day there helps the slaves. She fix up there cottage hospital and do a lot to help them. She meets the town doctor and he later tell her about Underground Railroad and she soon gets to help slaves escape that way. Her husband does not like her helping the slaves and want to punish one of the slaves when some of them have disappeared. She then throws her over the slave an take a couple of strokes before her husband gives up and leaves. When she publish her letter,that she has written to a friend about what have been going on,her marriage is over. This woman has lived for real and she helped people get up the eyes for what was going on. Her husband wasn`t a evil man but he didn`t stand for something in a time were you should not really speak your mind.