Tobacco Burn

  • Tobacco Burn
Genre : Historical
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2014
Format : Short
Running time : 17 (in minutes)

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.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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