We thought this would be a decent movie. It's not even worth the $1 we paid at the library to buy it. It was still sealed, and we wondered why someone would donate a brand new DVD.
Denmark Vesey is portrayed as a Christian hero who wanted to help his fellow slave by planning a rebellion.
He quoted the Bible to rally slaves to fight for his cause and their freedom.
Though the movie doesn't spell it out, the rebellion would involve murder. The PBS site says that he enlisted an African man who practiced rituals and traditions bordering on occultism. How's that for family movie fare?
VIOLENCE: There are two brutal beatings where slaves are whipped. Blood is not shown, but there are shots of the backs of the slaves.
ALCOHOL: A slavemaster drinks from his jug in several scenes and is drunk. Alcohol is shown being served at a formal party.
MESSAGE/ROLE MODELS: Covered this in the opening paragraphs.