Decades before the Civil War, the actions of a brutal overseer spark the fire of revolution on a tobacco farm.
Based on an oral history from the W.P.A. Writers, TOBACCO BURN is set thirty-five years before the Civil War at the height of American slavery. When two of the enslaved weigh the complexities of killing their overseer, each develop a different understanding towards violence, acting on which could cost all of them their lives. TOBACCO BURN chronicles true events.
A film by Justin Liberman
USA, 2014, Fiction, 17 minutes, Color
A Columbia University Thesis Film.
Director : Justin Liberman
Screenwriters : Ajani Jackson, Justin Liberman
Cinematographer : Zachary Halberd
Editor : Brian Denny
Cast : Stephen Tyrone Williams, Daralyn Jay, Julian Rozzell Jr.